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LA-50057-11Public Programs: Small Grants to Libraries: Louisa May AlcottWestern Kentucky University Research FoundationLouisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women - Library Outreach Programs1/1/2011 - 12/31/2011$2,500.00Kristie Lowry   Western Kentucky University Research FoundationBowling GreenKY42101-1000USA2010U.S. HistorySmall Grants to Libraries: Louisa May AlcottPublic Programs2500025000

To support public humanities programs in libraries that explore Louisa May Alcott's untraditional life, her varied body of published work, and her place in American culture.

Western Kentucky University proposes to host a series of events which will take place in September 2011, including: 1. Louisa May Alcott: Through Her Eyes: Lead scholar Dorothea Browder will organize and facilitate a panel discussion on the role of women during the Civil War era, with special emphasis on the beginning of professional nursing. 2. Louisa May Alcott Wrote That? Scholar Sandra Hughes will discuss 19th-century gothic novels, including Louisa May Alcott's little-known thrillers. 3. Louisa May Alcott: Literary Phenomenon and Social Reformer: Scholar Dorothea Browder will discuss the role of women in 19th-century America, including how Alcott?s work influenced women's rights and responsibilities beyond the family. 4. Film screening of the documentary Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women: The film screening will be introduced by project scholar Walker Rutledge. 5. Reading and discussion of the biography Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women