I wanted to share with you all the wonderful post by Michelle Lovric on the History Girls blog about her experiences at the Casanova in Place Symposium. While summarizing her experience and commentary, she makes some interesting connections between Casanova and the Me, Too movement. She feels that “Casanova has fallen foul of the Me Too movement, something I learned at a fascinating symposium held in Venice last month.” Michelle goes on to point out that, while Casanova is complicated and not always blameless, he also said and did some things that show feminist leanings. Check out the post where Michelle lists these and concludes, “I suspect that he might have been rather on the side of the Me Too movement.”
As an added bonus, you can read about her new book, The Wishing Bones, now available. I read it before my June trip to Venice and then viewed Venice in a different light, wondering where the mermaids lurked, suspiciously viewing saints’ relics, and wishing I could hear an adolescent Casanova play the violin to bring color back to the city. If that all sounds intriguing, well, I suggest you read the book to see how all these elements come together!