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Judith Burdan

Burdan will present “Edith Wharton's The Custom of the Country: Money, Power, and the 'New Woman' in the Gilded Age” as part of the Community Lecture Series.

Dec. 3, 2013

Judith Burdan will discuss the role of women in the Gilded Age at the Flagler College Community Lecture Series event on Dec. 10. The lecture will be recorded by CSPAN's American History TV for broadcast in 2014.

Burdan, an assistant professor of English at Flagler, will present “Edith Wharton's The Custom of the Country: Money, Power and the 'New Woman' in the Gilded Age” as part of the series, which this semester has focused on the Gilded Age in honor of the 125th anniversary of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon.

Professor Burdan earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her M.A. and B.A. in English and English Education from the University of Florida. She specializes in 18th century British literature, is widely published in academic journals and has delivered more than 20 scholarly presentations at academic conferences and workshops.

The series features a lineup of historians and scholars discussing Henry Flagler’s vision for St. Augustine, social classes and American politics during the late 19th century, and the influence of art, music and literature during the Gilded Age. 











Tickets to the lecture are $5 per person. Active military personnel may attend at no charge. Lectures begin at 10 a.m. in the Flagler Room at Flagler College, 74 King St. The lecture will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a coffee and pastry reception.





This year, thanks to VISIT FLORIDA’s Cultural Heritage and Nature Tourism Grant Program, Flagler College is offering complimentary admission to the fall 2013 Flagler College Community Lecture Series for any St. Johns County tourism employee. Tourism employees interested in attending the lecture will need to present their employee name tag or ID at the lecture series registration table.








Reservations for the lecture series are required due to limited space. Call (904) 819-6282 for reservations or more information.
 


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