A Brief History of Feminism

Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street.

£6.00 Advance

Or Oh Bondage Up Yours! 

Come on on a whistle-stop tour of feminism with Hannah Dawson – we’re travelling from the 15th century to the feminist utopias of today, through the key battlegrounds of sex and gender, suffrage and civil rights, the invisibility of women’s work. She will ask how do we solve the problem of violence, and how to be free.

She edited and introduced The Penguin Book of Feminist Writing.

‘A joyous multiplicity of writings incorporating collective manifestos, poetry, fiction, and autobiography… endlessly fascinating’ – The Financial Times


Hannah Dawson

Reader in the History of Political Thought
King's College, London

Hannah took a double first in History from the University of Cambridge. She went on to do her MPhil and PhD there, working on early-modern theories of language, and their relationship to natural, moral and political philosophy, especially in the work of John Locke. She was elected to a Junior Research Fellowship at Queens’ College, Cambridge, and taught at the University of Edinburgh, and then New College of the Humanities, before arriving at King’s. She received a major British Academy Research Development Award for her Clarendon Edition of Locke’s Disputations on the law nature, and held the inaugural Balzan-Skinner Lectureship at the University of Cambridge to work on the normativity of nature in early-modern thought. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.