Valerie Traub: Anatomy, Cartography, and the Prehistory of Normality
|Starts:||16:00 27 May 2014|
|Ends:||18:00 27 May 2014|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
This public lecture is part of the Sexuality Summer School (SSS), organised annually since 2008 by the Centre for the Study of Sexuality and Culture (CSSC). The SSS brings international scholars and artists to Manchester for a series of public events that run alongside its programme of postgraduate workshops.
Valerie Traub's research concerns gender and sexuality in early modern England. She is the author of The Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England, which won the best book of 2002 award from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women. Other books include Desire & Anxiety: Circulations of Sexuality in Shakespearean Drama (1992) and two co-edited collections: Feminist Readings of Early Modern Culture: Emerging Subjects (1996) and Gay Shame (2009). Her current projects are entitled Mapping Embodiment in the Early Modern West: A Prehistory of Normality, which analyzes the emergence of new discourses of gender, sexuality, race, and class in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century anatomical and cartographic illustrations; and Making Sexual Knowledge: Thinking Sex with the Early Moderns.
Sponsored by EAC, University of Manchester and SEXGEN. Followed by wine reception at Contact.
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John Casken Lecture Theatre
Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama