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Waccabuc Resident Leads Margaret Fuller Discussion At NYU

Waccabuc resident Philip Kunhardt will speak at NYU's Center for the Study of Transformative Lives.
Waccabuc resident Philip Kunhardt will speak at NYU's Center for the Study of Transformative Lives. Photo Credit: Courtesy photo

LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- Waccabuc resident Philip Kunhardt, a former Episcopal minister in Ossining, will introduce the discussion for “Mine are Well-Spent Days: Margaret Fuller and the Reinvention of Womanhood,” a public lecture on the 19th-century women’s rights advocate, at 6 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 18, at New York University's Center for the Study of Transformative Lives.

The event, which goes to 7:15 p.m., is being held at King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, First-Floor Screening Room (53 Washington Square South, between Sullivan and Thompson streets). Kunhardt is the Center's founding director where Pulitzer-Prize-winning author John Matteson, a professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, will be speaking about Margaret Fuller.

Matteson is the author of "The Lives of Margaret Fuller" and winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in biography for "Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father."

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.

The event is free to the public. An RSVP is required at www.transformativelives.org , by emailing transformative.lives@nyu.edu or by calling 212-998-4291.

The Center for the Study of Transformative Lives at New York University fosters research, teaching, and education centering on the lives of exemplary individuals whose dedication, genius, and moral vision helped shape the course of human events. Go here for more information.

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