Meet Modern day Fair Intellectual Susan Garrard

To support Stellar Quines’ current tour of The Fair Intellectual Club by Lucy Porter we have invited a selection of modern day Fair Intellectuals to share their thoughts and insights on their area of expertise.

Women are once again being forced to compromise their ambition in pursuit of intellectualism in order to have a family.

Meet a modern day Fair Intellectual Susan Garrard, a second year doctoral student at the University of St Andrews, working on working class women’s writing in the nineteenth century, with an M.Litt degree entitled ‘Women, Writing and Gender’.

Listen to her response to the following questions we posed:
What are the challenges facing women studying/working in literature today? How far have we come/things improved since 1717?