After Words

After Words: A Jury of Her Peers: American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx

About the Program

Elaine Showalter, professor emerita of English at Princeton University, presents a history of female writers in American in her book, A Jury of Her Peers: American Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx. Ms. Showalter explores the influence women have had on the American literary canon and profiles authors from throughout the history of the nation.  Elaine Showalter discusses her book with Sara Nelson, critic for The Daily Beast and former editor in chief of Publishers Weekly.

About the Authors

Elaine Showalter

Elaine Showalter

Elaine Showalter is the author of several books, including A Literature of Their Own: British Women Novelists from Bronte to Lessing.  She has been the chair of the Man Booker International Prize jury and has judged the Orange Prize and National Book Awards. Elaine Showalter is a professor emerita of English at Princeton University.


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Sara Nelson

Sara Nelson is a critic at The Daily Beast. She was formerly the editor in chief of Publishers Weekly and the publishing columnist for The New York Observer. Ms. Nelson is the author of "So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading."

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