Toronto launch of “Freethinker:The Life and Works of Éva Circé-Côté”

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 19:00

Poet, playwright, and librarian, Éva Circé-Côté was a prolific journalist writing for progressive newspapers under a number of pseudonyms. As a feminist and a freethinker who fought for equality and secularism, she offers a non-conformist perspective on Quebec society and politics in the first four decades of the twentieth century. Join author and award winning historian Andrée Lévesque for a presentation on Freethinker: The Life and Works of Éva Circé-Côté

“This beautifully written and argued book sheds new light on Montreal’s cultural ‘avant-garde.’ Her perspectives on everything from war through nationalism will overturn many readers’ understandings of Quebec ideas and society over the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is a stunning contribution to the history of Canadian and Quebec women.” – Bettina Bradbury, professor emerita, History and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, York University

Freethinker is translated from the 2011 Clio prize winner, Éva Circé-Côté, libre penseuse, 1871–1949.

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