Lecture: “In Search of the Clitoris” | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
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Lecture: “In Search of the Clitoris”

February 5, 2016 - 3:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Susan Wells (Temple University)

 

Susan Wells' lecture is part of an event series with the Humanities Center.

Susan Wells (Temple University) is working on a rhetorical analysis of Robert Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy. Her most recent book is Our Bodies, Ourselves and the Work of Writing (Stanford University Press, 2010). Her interests include rhetorics of science and medicine, critical theory, theories of the public sphere, and feminism. Wells’s book on nineteenth-century women physicians and scientific writing, Out of the Dead House, was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2001, and won the 2002 W. Ross Winterowd Award for the most outstanding book in composition theory. She has also published Sweet Reason: Rhetoric and the Discourses of Modernity (Chicago, 1996) and The Dialectics of Representation (Johns Hopkins University, 1985).

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Co-sponsored by: Humanities Center, Year of the Humanities; Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program; Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program; English Department; and Communication Department

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