The International influence of the Swiss Enlightment philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) cannot be overrated, and his ideas are largely relevant today. But in some respects, such as the perception of women, he was a child of its time. Hedvig Charlotta Nordenflycht (1718-1763), one of the foremost Swedish poets and cultural celebrities of the time reacted against this in her text "Fruentimrets försvar." After 250 years Hedvig Charlotta Nordenflycht’s reply to Rousseau in women's issues, which she so intensely desired would be translated to ignite the European feministic debate is now finally published in a bilingual volume in French and English translation. During the evening, the research and work on the book will be presented accompanied by music from the 17th century. Participants: Jennie Nell, Elisabeth Mansén and Françoise Sule from the University of Stockholm, Jonas Ellerström, author and publisher. Music performed by a brass quintet. Moderator: Benita Funke, Cultural Affairs Officer at the Embassy of Switzerland.
Thursday 12 January at 18.00
Rumänska Kulturinstitutet, Skeppsbron 20
Registration by e-Mail until 10 January. Free admission!
This event is organized in collaboration with the University of Stockholm, the Romanian Cultural Institute and the French Teacher’s Association.