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Australian Evidence of Aphra Behn Lecture with Professor Elaine Hobby

Wednesday 13 March 2019, 05:30pm - 06:30pm

Aphra Behn, the first professional female writer in English, was a successful London playwright in the 1670s and 1680s. Her early book Oroonoko, published in 1688, tells the story of a slave uprising in Surinam (Suriname).

In this free and interesting talk, Professor Elaine Hobby will share how Behn's rare and precious books give insight into her life.

Aphra Behn, the first professional female writer in English, was a successful London playwright in the 1670s and 1680s. Her early book Oroonoko, published in 1688, tells the story of a slave uprising in Surinam (Suriname).

In this interesting talk, Professor Elaine Hobby will share how Behn's rare and precious books give insight into her life.
Aphra Behn, the first professional female writer in English, was a successful London playwright in the 1670s and 1680s. Her early book Oroonoko, published in 1688, tells the story of a slave uprising in Surinam (Suriname).

In this interesting talk, Professor Elaine Hobby will share how Behn's rare and precious books give insight into her life.

About Professor Elaine Hobby
Professor Elaine Hobby is a researcher and professor of seventeenth-century studies at Loughborough University (United Kingdom) and is a 2019 National Library of Australia Fellow.

To book: https://www.nla.gov.au/event/lecture-with-professor-elaine-hobby

 

 

Location National Library of Australia
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