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'From Private to Public Sphere: Love and Desire in the American Penny Press'
“From Private to Public Sphere: Love and Desire in the American Penny Press” will be the subject of Dr. Elizabeth Burt’s talk in the Humanities Center Lecture Series on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Mali 1/Dana 201.
The lecture is free and open to the public, as well as to all students, faculty and staff.
Through analysis of news stories from the mid-1800s, Dr. Burt, professor in the School of Communication, A&S, will examine how penny newspapers initiated public display of love and desire, revealing changing values in mid-1800s America, where the private world of domesticity was quickly being eroded.
Professor Burt's research focuses on journalism during the Progressive Era (1880-1920) and often examines issues affecting women and women journalists. She has published two books on these topics (Women's Press Organizations, 1881-1999 and The Progressive Era: Debating Historical Issues in the Media of the Time) and has won awards from the American Journalism Historians Association and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication for her research.