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.

Revising Daisy Miller: The Story of Miss Jones

September 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

This online talk, drawn from Engaging Italy: American Women’s Utopian Visions and Transnational Networks, will focus on Emily Bliss Gould, founder and fundraiser for an industrial school and orphanage in Rome.  The audience will be an online group–mostly academics–that focuses on “transatlantic” women writers. Contact the Transatlantic Literary Women for more information about connecting.

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