Valerie Traub, "Anatomy, Cartography, and the Prehistory of Normality"

Friday, October 16, 2015 at 5:15pm to 7:00pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, 258

Valerie Traub is the Chair of the Women’s Studies Department at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  She is the author of Desire & Anxiety: Circulations of Sexuality in Shakespearean Drama (Routledge), The Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England (Cambridge), and Making Sexual Knowledge: Thinking Sex with the Early Moderns (University of Pennsylvania Press), and editor of Feminist Readings of Early Modern Culture: Emerging Subjects (Cambridge) and Gay Shame, with David Halperin (Chicago).  Her talk is based on her current project, "Mapping Embodiment in the Early Modern West: Anatomy, Cartography, and the Prehistory of Normality."

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Romance Studies, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, English




Free and open to the public

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Rebecca Davidson

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Valerie Traub, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of English and Women's Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


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