Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Brookes' lecturer to discuss Bluestockings with Melvyn Bragg on BBC Radio 4

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Dr Nicole Pohl, Reader in the Department of English and Modern Languages, will be discussing the Bluestockings in Melvyn Bragg’s BBC Radio 4 programme, In Our Time. Joined by Professor Karen O’Brien and Dr Elizabeth Eger the discussion will explore the historical significance of the Bluestocking circle in the eighteenth century, explore the increasing defamation of the term in the nineteenth century and look at new scholarship that appraises the Bluestockings in literature and the visual arts. Dr Nicole Pohl has recently published The Collected Letters of Sarah Robinson Scott (Pickering & Chatto/Huntington Library Press, 2013), writer, reformer and the sister of the ‘Queen of the Bluestockings’, Elizabeth Montagu. This episode will be broadcast on 5 June 2014 at 9.30pm