Todd Reeser's Book Release Event | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
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Todd Reeser's Book Release Event

February 11, 2016 - 4:00pm

You are invited to celebrate the release of Setting Plato Straight by GSWS Director, Todd Reeser. 

With responses by: Chloé Hogg (French and Italian), Marianne Novy (English), and Julie Beaulieu (GSWS)

In Setting Plato Straight, Todd W. Reeser undertakes the first sustained and comprehensive study of Renaissance textual responses to Platonic same-sex sexuality. Reeser mines an expansive collection of translations, commentaries, and literary sources to study how Renaissance translators transformed ancient eros into non-erotic, non-homosexual relations. He analyzes the interpretive lenses translators employed and the ways in which they read and reread Plato’s texts. In spite of this cleansing, Reeser finds surviving traces of Platonic same-sex sexuality that imply a complicated, recurring process of course-correction—of setting Plato straight.

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