MIDDLEBURY, Vt.-“The Liberated Woman: Sade’s Philosophy in the Boudoir” will be the topic of a lecture by feminist literary scholar Jane Gallop on Friday, April 23, at 8:30 p.m. in Mead Chapel on Hepburn Road off College Street (Route 125). The talk is free and open to the public.

Gallop, professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is the author of “Intersections: A Reading of Sade with Bataille, Blanchot and Klossowski.” Gallop’s work as a feminist, psychoanalytic theorist, activist and literary scholar has received considerable acclaim. Her other books include “The Daughter’s Seduction,” “Thinking Through the Body,” “Reading Lacan,” “Feminist Accused of Sexual Harassment,” and “Around 1981: Academic Feminist Literary Theory.”

Gallop’s lecture is part of the International Narrative Conference, which will take place April 23-25 in Burlington and Middlebury. The conference is co-sponsored by the English departments at Middlebury College and the University of Vermont. The conference requires registration but Gallop’s lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Antonia Losano, Middlebury College assistant professor of English, at alosano@middlebury.edu or 802-443-3242.

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