Elizabeth Smith, a learned British woman born in the momentous year 1776, gained transnational fame posthumously for her extensive intellectual accomplishments. Through re-telling Elizabeth Smith’s fascinating life story, Dr. Lucia McMahon reveals a larger narrative about women’s efforts to enact learned and fulfilling lives. In this talk, Dr. Lucia McMahon discusses her new book "The Celebrated Elizabeth Smith:" Crafting Genius and Transatlantic Fame in the Romantic Era.

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