Lecture: “Depathologizing Diversity: Critiques of Normative Thinking about the Body” | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
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Lecture: “Depathologizing Diversity: Critiques of Normative Thinking about the Body”

November 14, 2017 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Kathleen Perry Long, Cornell University

Hosted by Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Kathleen Long is Professor of French in the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University.  She is the author of two books, Another Reality:  Metamorphosis and the Imagination in the Poetry of Ovid, Petrarch, and Ronsard and Hermaphrodites  in Renaissance Europe, and editor of volumes on High Anxiety: Masculinity in Crisis in Early Modern France, Religious Differences in France, and Gender and Scientific Discourse in Early Modern Europe.  She has written numerous articles on the work of Théodore Agrippa d’Aubigné, on gender in early modern Europe, and on monsters.  She is preparing a translation into English of The Island of Hermaphrodites (L’isle des hermaphrodites), a book-length study of the works of Agrippa d’Aubigné, and another on the relationship between early modern discourses of monstrosity and modern discourses of disability.

 

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