Talks and Trips

Etta enjoys taking ideas beyond the university classroom.  Whether speaking at a public venue in Missouri, a library in Tuscany, or on the streets of Rome, the subjects she considers are tailored to a group’s interests. She organizes workshops and educational trips for adults that build from topics she writes and teaches about.

Etta’s last three custom-designed and thematic educational trips for adults focused on alternative communities and religious practices, American Protestant pilgrims, and American writers abroad. The last planned small group trip, scheduled for June 2020, was postponed due to COVID-19.

These inspirational journeys for adults grow from her teaching of Italian university students as a William J. Fulbright scholar, teaching American university students abroad, and her onsite research in Italian archives.

What’s New in Foodtopia?

October 1 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am CDT
Canterbury, NH United States

This presentation is a review of Margot Anne Kelley’s Foodtopia: Communities in Pursuit of Peace, Love & Homegrown Food, published by Godine Press (2022). My review places Foodtopia within the…

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Anne Hampton Brewster’s St. Martin’s Summer

October 11 @ 8:00 am CDT

This podcast episode of Lost Ladies of Lit with Amy Helmes and Kim Askew focuses on an 1866 novel, St. Martin’s Summer, written by Philadelphian and expat author Anne Hampton…

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Let’s Talk Books! Engaging Italy: American Women’s Utopian Visions

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

This virtual presentation on Engaging Italy is part of Professor Lynn Domina’s series, Let’s Talk Books at NMU. A Zoom link will be made available for those who wish to…

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Mr. Kate Cromo: News Correspondent Anne Hampton Brewster in Rome, 1869-1890

January 19, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST

This presentation, part of the Library Company of Philadelphia’s Fireside Chat Series, focuses on Philadelphian Anne Hampton Brewster’s career as a news correspondent in Rome. This part of her life…

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