The First Annual Elizabeth Munves Sherman’77, P’06, P’09 Lecture in Gender and Sexuality Studies
Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 5:30 PM
Pembroke Hall, Room 305
172 Meeting Street, Providence, RI
Owen Walker Professor of Humanities
Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of English
The availability of luxury goods is often thought of as a twentieth century phenomenon, but the “consumer revolution” taking place in Europe in the seventeenth century accelerated the pace of production, availability and consumption of goods of all kinds, particularly luxury goods. Painting, printed books and engravings, silk, gloves and lace, watches, porcelain and fans all became coveted objects available to a widening demographic. This paper considers engraving, fans and their motifs, and one particular fan produced by the renowned early modern engraver, Abraham Bosse, representing the “Judgment of Paris,” to think about gender and aesthetic judgment, engraving and the copy.
Free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Lynne Joyrich will present some of her recent work in the study of television and culture, focusing on the award-winning program Mad Men. Exploring how Mad Men's multiple media positions (across television, advertising, film, and digital technologies) intersect with the program's treatment of various social positions (across categories of race, sexuality, gender, and generation), she will address issues of media, identity, and consumer culture.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Anne Fausto-Sterling: "Gender, Sexuality, and the Problem of Memory"
5:00 pm, Room 305, Pembroke Hall
A reception will follow the lecture to celebrate the new Nancy Duke Lewis Professor.
Anne Fausto-Sterling is Nancy Duke Lewis Professor, and Professor of Biology and Gender Studies at Brown University.
Fausto-Sterling will present her recent, exploratory inquiries into attempts to explain the varieties of gender expression and human sexual desire. She will look at social scientific use of personal memory as a form of statistically analyzable data, contrasting this use with contemporary neurobiological understandings of how memory works. Following two recent books (Ansermet et al, The Biology of Freedom, and Harris's Gender as Soft Assembly), she will show how neurobiology may have more in common with psychoanalytic understandings of memory than it does with psychology or sociology.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Nancy Armstrong: "Gender Must Be Defended"
5:00 pm, Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall
Reception will follow
Nancy Armstrong is Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Comparative Literature, English, Modern Culture & Media, and Gender Studies. Her fields of interest include eighteenth and nineteenth-century British and American fiction, empire and sexuality, narrative theory, critical theory, and visual culture.