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Gender and Sexuality in Historical Perspective

This research seminar brings together faculty and advanced graduate students working on projects that engage the theme of gender and sexuality in historical perspective. Encouraging academic exchanges across disciplinary boundaries, this seminar will meet regularly for research presentations by affiliated faculty and graduate students, lectures from invited speakers, and discussions of current scholarship. Deliberately broad in scope, this seminar will explore gender in a wide variety of historical periods and geographic contexts. Among the questions we will ask are how a gender analysis can shape studies of sexuality and ideas of the body; the ways in which race, ethnicity, class and gender are relationally constituted and intersect in historically important ways; and finally, the ways in which a gender analysis can help illuminate major political transformations.

Fall 2017

  • September 8, 2017  12:00-1:00 P.M.
    Discussion of "Sexual Barter in Times of Genocide: Negotiating the Sexual Economy of the Theresienstadt Ghetto," Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, (vol. 38, no. 3) spring 2013, Recipient of the Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship 2013
    UT Humanities Center Seminar Room E308 Melrose Hall (3rd floor)
  • September 27, 2017  1:30-2:30 P.M.
    Presentation by Margaret Andersen, Department of History
    “Fears of Depopulation and French Fertility Treatments between the Two World Wars”
    UT Humanities Center Seminar Room E308 Melrose Hall (3rd floor)
  • October 18, 2017  2:30-3:30P.M.
    Lecture by Rachel Chrastil, Xavier University “Childlessness in Western Europe: A Brief History”
  • November 10, 2017  12:00-1:00 P.M.
    Presentation by Shannen Williams, Department of History
    "'Our Sole Wish Is To Do the Will of God': The Struggle for Black Nuns in the Nineteenth Century United States"
    UT Humanities Center Seminar Room E308 Melrose Hall (3rd floor)
  • December 1, 2017  12:00-1:00 P.M.
    Presentation by Helene Sinnreich, Department of Religious Studies
    Title: TBA
    UT Humanities Center Seminar Room E308 Melrose Hall (3rd floor)

Spring 2018

  • January 19, 2018 12:15-1:15 P.M.
    Lecture by Katie Kleinkopf, Department of History
    “Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Ascetic Assemblages and the Disruption of Dualism”
    UT Humanities Center Seminar Room E308 Melrose Hall (3rd floor)
  • February 2, 2018 12:15-1:15 P.M.
    Lecture by Helene Sinnreich, Department of Religious Studies
    “Gendered Martyrdom: Orthodox Jewish Hagiographies of Holocaust Victims”
    UT Humanities Center Seminar Room E308 Melrose Hall (3rd floor)
  • February 23, 2018 12:00-1:00 P.M.
    Lecture by Pete Sigal, Duke University
    “A Modern Mystery: Fantasies of Mexica and Maya Men”
    Hodges Library Lindsay Young Auditorium
  • March 23, 2018 12:15-1:15 P.M.
    Lecture by Maria Stehle, Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures
    Title: TBA
    UT Humanities Center Seminar Room E308 Melrose Hall (3rd floor)
  • April 13, 2018 12:15-1:15 P.M.
    TBA
    UT Humanities Center Seminar Room E308 Melrose Hall (3rd floor)

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