Past Event

Sisters of the Road Travel Writing by Women Throughout History

A Road Scholar Program by Beatriz Badikian-Gartler

This program contains a dramatic reading of excerpts from the travel writings of women throughout history, focusing on American and British women of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. The readings are interspersed with brief explications on the nature of this genre, the distinctive qualities of women travel writers vis-?-vis men travel writers, and the differences observed as a result of historical and societal changes. This program can be heard on Chicago Public Radio’s, Chicago Amplified . Chicago Amplified is a new web exclusive audio library of diverse educational events recorded throughout the Chicago region. Beatriz Badikian-Gartler holds a PhD in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants in the language arts. She has lectured throughout the Midwest on poetry and literature, and has a deep interest in fiction, American literature of the twentieth century, multi-ethnic literatures of the United States, film theory and travel literature.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Leslie Sulla, 630.916.7783.