The Spring 2018 Graves Lecture Series will start Tuesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. in the Sandoz Center Atrium with Dr. Mary Clai Jones.

Jones is an assistant professor of English and Humanities at Chadron State College. The title of her talk is “Corelli’s Designing Fictions: Fashioning the Woman of Genius.” Marie Corelli was one of Britain’s most popular novelists in the 1800s. Her celebrity, paired with late 19th century technological advancements, launched her onto the public stage; and, her role as an outspoken woman writer within the male dominated literary world, made her a controversial figure. Jones’s presentation will explore the ways in which Marie Corelli’s fiction examines and reimagines gender biases within the masculine space of the published world.


  • Occurred Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm