Five libraries in the South Central Region are hosting the National Library of Medicine’s exhibition Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “The Yellow Wall-Paper.” Artist and writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who was discouraged from pursuing a career to preserve her health, rejected 19th century ideas about feminine weakness to justify inequality between the sexes in a terrifying short story titled “The Yellow Wall-Paper.” The famous tale served as an indictment of the medical profession and the social conventions restricting women’s professional and creative opportunities.
The following South Central Region libraries are hosting the exhibit:
1/24/2010 – 3/6/2010 Prairie View A&M, Undergraduate Medical Academy, Prairie View, TX (completed)
3/21/2010 – 5/2/2010 Austin College, Sherman, TX
10/31/2010 – 12/11/2010 Our Lady of the Lake College Library, Baton Rouge, LA
12/20/2010 – 1/29/2011 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
5/29/2011 – 7/9/2011 Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, Houston, TX
For more locations: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/exhibition/travelingexhibitions/literature.html