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Please join us for a discussion of Pepperdine English Professor Dr. Constance Fulmer’s new book George Eliot’s Moral Aesthetics: Compelling Contradictions in the Surfboard Room on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 2-3 PM.
Dr. Constance Fulmer is a Professor of Victorian Literature at Pepperdine University, where she holds the Blanche E. Seaver Chair in English Literature. She currently serves on the board of the Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States and is active in the British Women Writers Association. In her newest novel, Dr. Fulmer talks about one of the most influential Victorian writers, George Eliot, and how her moral aesthetic is reflected in her writings and the lives of her characters.
George Eliot has long been a figure of fascination for those interested in the intersection between faith and morality as she famously renounced her faith in God and traditional Christian beliefs but continued to preach her own version of morality. Dr. Fulmer explores the foundations of Eliot’s self-defined beliefs and the compelling contradictions that they reveal about her life. She examines the many clerical figures, musicians, and politicians that inspired Eliot’s moral aesthetic and how their influence is illustrated through the use of certain repeated images in her writing. Join us for Dr. Fulmer’s talk to learn more about what she has learned through her research about this intriguing historical figure.
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