From Imagery to Reality: The Heroine in Literature, Life, Law, and the Legal Profession

  • 23 Jun 2022
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • Webinar


For many of us, when we think of mythology and classical literature, the male hero comes to mind. In her new book, The Heroine with 1001 Faces, Maria Tatar, the John L. Loeb Research Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures and of Folklore and Mythology Emerita at Harvard University challenges the male-centric depiction of heroism in the seminal interpretation of classical literary images that has become the playbook for Hollywood directors.

In this second installment of IILP’s From Imagery to Reality series, Professor Tatar will bring to light the forgotten and vilified heroines in our myths and stories. From Eve to Pandora to Penelope to Scheherazade to Jane Eyre to Janie in Their Eyes Were Watching God, Professor Tatar debunks the depiction of women as the mothers and protectors of heroes, and demonstrates how women were, in fact, the heroes themselves. A panel of distinguished lawyers will follow Professor Tatar’s presentation.

Join IILP as we explore how the absence of heroines from our understanding of myths and stories has contributed to the spread and perpetuation of biases by, and about women, reinforcing many of the barriers and obstacles that women encounter in their legal careers.


Autographed Book

Attendees with paid registration will receive a signed copy of Professor Tatar's Book, The Heroine with 1001 Faces.
Copyright 2013 - 2020 • The Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession • Privacy Policy
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software