First Wednesdays

A Humanities Lecture Series, October through May

Love and Marriage in the 21st Century

Dr. Polly Young-Eisendrath looks at the transformation of marriage over the past century from a traditional contract between families to one that celebrates idealization in the form of “true love,” and suggests why the latter may be harder to fulfill than many thought.

This video was recorded at the Brownell Library in Essex Jct., VT on May 2, 2018.