Online Conversazione ~ Trollope’s Griseldas or Too Much Obedience

Virginia Grinevitch, or Ginny to most, is a retired high school chemistry teacher who spends much of her time rereading Anthony Trollope novels at her home on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains in southern Alberta, Canada. Participating in Trollope Society events over the past thirteen years has provided her with a welcome opportunity to connect with other fans of Mr Trollope. She has presented to the group a few times.

Trollope’s Griseldas or Too Much Obedience

There are two eponymous Griseldas in Trollope’s novels, as well as several other places where “a Griselda” or “not a Griselda” describes a woman’s character or behaviour. Nineteenth century readers would have recognized that “Griselda” described an uncomplainingly obedient woman. Anthony Trollope’s female characters are just as prominent, unique, and three dimensional as his male characters, but to find real happiness, a woman needed to be just the right amount of a Griselda. Referencing primarily the characters of Griselda Grantly and Miss Mackenzie, this talk explores the question “Just how obedient to her ‘lord and master’ should a woman be?”

Click here to register to attend Trollope’s Griseldas or Too Much Obedience

We will send you an email with instructions on how to join and the password. Using Zoom is easy, just click on the link in the email and follow the instructions. Please note that you will not be able to join the meeting until 8.00pm (UK time) on the day.

Zoom Meetings Terms of Use
Feedback form
Feedback on participation in the Trollope Society’s Zoom reading group and talks.

Join the Online Conversazione WhatsApp group
The group has been set up to allow members of the Zoom Online Group to keep in touch as they read the current novel. You are welcome to join the WhatsApp Group to read the current novel, or simply to take part in the discussions and be part of the group.

Watch recordings of previous Zoom meetings
Watch recordings of our previous Zoom BIG READ introductions, lectures, talks and conference presentations.

Address: Free Zoom meeting - Registration required