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Selbo, Jule: Breaking Barriers: A Novel Based on the Life of Laura Bassi

They said, "No!" She asked, "Why?" The answer was always the same: "Because you're a woman." She vowed to shatter each barrier they placed in her way.
Inquisitive and precocious, Laura Bassi grew up on the Italian Peninsula in the 1700s, dreaming of studying science at the famed University of Bologna. It was the Age of Enlightenment and although forward-thinking philosophical ideas and scientific discoveries flourished, the prevailing edict was that college was no place for a woman-no matter how capable, intelligent, or innovative. Laura was told to trust that she would find fulfillment as a dutiful wife and mother.
But why, she wondered, couldn't she have it all?
Smugly assuring themselves of Laura's failure, the ivory tower establishment fought to keep her out of their hallowed halls. Yet, despite restricted access to libraries and laboratories, Laura earned the respect of Europe's top scientists and scholars. She was determined to earn a doctoral degree and teach college physics, something no woman had ever done.
Renouncing the societal norms of the day, Laura never stopped working towards a time when a woman would have the same opportunities as a man, be held to equivalent standards, and realize equal rewards. But first, she had to master Newtonian physics.


Autor Selbo, Jule
Verlag Barbera Foundation Inc
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2020
Seitenangabe 316 S.
Meldetext Folgt in ca. 10 Arbeitstagen
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H13.4 cm x B20.3 cm x D2.5 cm 376 g

They said, "No!" She asked, "Why?" The answer was always the same: "Because you're a woman." She vowed to shatter each barrier they placed in her way.
Inquisitive and precocious, Laura Bassi grew up on the Italian Peninsula in the 1700s, dreaming of studying science at the famed University of Bologna. It was the Age of Enlightenment and although forward-thinking philosophical ideas and scientific discoveries flourished, the prevailing edict was that college was no place for a woman-no matter how capable, intelligent, or innovative. Laura was told to trust that she would find fulfillment as a dutiful wife and mother.
But why, she wondered, couldn't she have it all?
Smugly assuring themselves of Laura's failure, the ivory tower establishment fought to keep her out of their hallowed halls. Yet, despite restricted access to libraries and laboratories, Laura earned the respect of Europe's top scientists and scholars. She was determined to earn a doctoral degree and teach college physics, something no woman had ever done.
Renouncing the societal norms of the day, Laura never stopped working towards a time when a woman would have the same opportunities as a man, be held to equivalent standards, and realize equal rewards. But first, she had to master Newtonian physics.


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Verfügbarkeit: Am Lager
ISBN: 978-1-947431-29-4
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Über den Autor Selbo, Jule

Jule grew up in Fargo, North Dakota and at a young age, put on original plays in her garage and then making short films at the local junior high school. As a student at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas she continued to write plays as well as short stories that were published in the Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. Her passion for theater eventually took her to UNC, Chapel Hill and then to New York City where her plays were performed off-off Broadway, in regional theaters and in Los Angeles; these earned her gigs writing for network television and, eventually, major film studios in Hollywood, both in live action and animated projects. She moved into academia in the early 2000s and became a professor at California State University, Fullerton, teaching Screenwriting classes and World Cinema. Her books on Story Structure and Screenwriting, Film Genre and Women Screenwriters are used in universities across the globe. She loved her yearly teaching stint in Florence, Italy -and this is where her prior novel Find Me in Florence was born. She moved to Portland, Maine to concentrate on writing novels -not realizing it was home to some of the country's most accomplished and exciting novelists. Other books include historical fiction: Dreams of Discovery, Based on the Life of Explorer John Cabot and Breaking Barriers, Laura Bassi and the Enlightenment. She loves being part of the writing community there, sailing with her husband and playing pickleball.

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