"The Race of Dolls" | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
University of Pittsburgh

"The Race of Dolls"

March 25, 2010 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Robin Bernstein (Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, & Sexuality, and History of Literature, Harvard University)

English Department; co-sponsored by Women's Studies

Dr. Bernstein is the author of Racial Innocence: Performing Childhood and Race from Uncle Tom's Cabin to the New Negro Movement (under contract with YU Press), as well as a children's book called Terrible! Terrible! A Jewish Folktale Retold.

She has also co-edited two anthologies and has written several articles, including an essay about the queerness of Harriet the Spy in the forthcoming collection Over the Rainbow: Queer Children's Literature. Dr. Bernstein's talk will be called "The Race of Dolls" and she will talk about nineteenth- (and possibly early twentieth-) century literature about sentient dolls and the racial implications of  these works.

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