The Scandal of Reading 9 | Abigail Favale on Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Herland


Professor Jessica Hooten Wilson and Professor Abigail Favale discuss feminist utopian novel Herlandby Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Why is this novel still worth reading and reflecting upon today? What does it tell us about how feminism has changed since 1915? How do we form our identities as women and as Christians?

Books Referenced:
Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Genesis of Gender: A Christian Theory by Abigail Favale
The Men by Sandra Newman
The Dream of a Ridiculous Man by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
The Eternal Woman by Gertrud von le Fort

The Scandal of Reading is sponsored by Brazos Press.

Information on the Host: Jessica Hooten Wilson is a Senior Fellow at Trinity Forum, the inaugural Visiting Scholar of Liberal Arts at Pepperdine University, and the author of several books, including The Scandal of Holiness: Renewing Your Imagination in the Company of Literary SaintsLearning the Good Life: From the Great Hearts and Minds that Came Before, and Giving the Devil his Due: Flannery O’Connor and The Brothers Karamazov

Learn more about Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson.

Information on Guest:

Abigail Favale is a Professor at the University of Notre Dame and author of The Genesis of Gender: A Christian Theory and Into the Deep: An Unlikely Catholic Conversion.

Learn more about Dr. Abigail Favale





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