How Wonder Woman Got into Harvard


Thursday, October 30, 2014, 4:15pm


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge

Wonder Woman

Lecture by Jill Lepore, the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard and a staff writer at the New Yorker.

Wonder Woman is the most popular female comic-book superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no other comic-book character has lasted as long. Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she also has a secret history. In this illustrated lecture, Lepore lifts that veil of secrecy to reveal that Wonder Woman’s past lies at Harvard and Radcliffe. 

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