Faculty

The Film Experience on MIT Open Courseware

In a blog article about The Film Experience, Curt Newton’s article, “A Closer Look at The Film Experience,” talks to Literature Prof. David Thorburn. Prof. Thorburn says, “One of the ways…

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Literature Profile: Ruth Perry

The first chapter of Ruth Perry’s groundbreaking biography of Mary Astell, one of England’s earliest known feminists, is titled, “”The Rediscovery of a Woman’s Voice”—arguably Prof. Perry’s deepest concern. Throughout a lifetime of research and teaching, now the Ann Fetter Friedlander Professor of the Humanities at MIT, she has captured the voices of English and Scottish women authors, both celebrated (Jane Austen, Charlotte Lennox) and neglected (Mary Astell, Anna Gordon).

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