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Focus on Women Research Cluster presents: Author Dr. Kristine Kowalchuk on April 18th

Posted on: Apr 12, 2018

The Focus on Women research cluster and the CUE English Department on Wednesday, April 18th at 12:00 p.m. in the Arnold Guebert Library for our final talk of the semester! We’re excited to welcome local author Dr. Kristine Kowalchuk, who will come speak to us about her new book, Preserving on Paper. Here is a brief summary of her fascinating book:

Preserving on Paper
Welcome to the cookbook Shakespeare would have recognized. Preserving on Paper is a critical edition of three seventeenth-century receipt books–handwritten manuals that included a combination of culinary recipes, medical remedies, and household tips which documented the work of women at home. Kristine Kowalchuk argues that receipt books served as a form of folk writing, where knowledge was shared and passed between generations. These texts played an important role in the history of women’s writing and literacy and contributed greatly to issues of authorship, authority, and book history. Kowalchuk’s revelatory interdisciplinary study offers unique insights into early modern women’s writings and the original sharing economy.