The Center for the Study of Transformative Lives will host Pulitzer-Prize-winning author John Matteson for “Mine are Well-Spent Days: Margaret Fuller and the Reinvention of Womanhood,” a public lecture on the 19th-century women’s rights advocate, on Tues., Nov. 18, 6-7:15 p.m. at King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center.

Pulitzer-Winning Author Matteson on Margaret Fuller & the Reinvention of Womanhood
The Center for the Study of Transformative Lives will host Pulitzer-Prize-winning author John Matteson, above, for “Mine are Well-Spent Days: Margaret Fuller and the Reinvention of Womanhood,” a public lecture on the 19th-century women’s rights advocate, on Tues., Nov. 18, 6-7:15 p.m. at King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center. © Amy T. Zielinski

New York University’s Center for the Study of Transformative Lives will host Pulitzer-Prize-winning author John Matteson for “Mine are Well-Spent Days: Margaret Fuller and the Reinvention of Womanhood,” a public lecture on the 19th-century women’s rights advocate, on Tues., Nov. 18, 6-7:15 p.m. at King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, First-Floor Screening Room (53 Washington Square South [betw. Sullivan and Thompson Sts.]).

Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) lived a life of firsts: the first editor of The Dial, America's first experimental literary magazine; author of the first successful book on women's rights in America, Woman in the Nineteenth Century; the first regular foreign correspondent for an American newspaper, Horace Greeley's New-York Tribune; and the first—and only—American to have a street named after her in the city of Rome.

Matteson, a professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, is the author of The Lives of Margaret Fuller (2012) and winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father.

The evening will include opening remarks by Philip Kunhardt, the Center’s founding director.

The event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is required at www.transformativelives.org, by emailing transformative.lives@nyu.edu, or by calling 212.998.4291. Subways: Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th St.).

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