LSU Shreveport Professor to Speak at UNT
March 23, 2011Dr. Megan Conway, professor of French at LSU Shreveport, will present a guest lecture at the University of North Texas on March 31. She will discuss the life of Olympe de Gouges, an 18th century French playwright, political activist, abolitionist and feminist.
Conway's presentation will highlight the feminist principles of de Gouges, who protested against the French government, organized clubs and parades, and wrote newspaper articles, plays, approximately 70 political pamphlets and a 500-page novel. Conway is writing the first English-language biography of de Gouges, using information gathered from rare book libraries in the United States and France over the past 12 years.
Conway has received a scholarship from the French government to study business in France, a Fulbright scholarship to Japan and two grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and she is a recipient of a Greater China Business Initiative Grant. She was awarded an Outstanding Faculty Award from the LSU Shreveport Student Government Association and two professorships for excellence in teaching. Conway received her doctoral degree from Tulane University where she specialized in French Renaissance poetry.
The free lecture is sponsored by the UNT Department of History, and it is a part of UNT's observance of Women's History Month in March.
Media Contact: Megan Conway, 318.797.5251 (firstname.lastname@example.org)