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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sex before Sexology Mini-Conference

Travis Foster's "Sex before Sexology" class will be presenting a mini-conference at 7:30 PM on April 22 and April 29. Location and a full schedule can be found below or at http://sexbeforesexology.wordpress.com/.


April 22
7:30 – 8:10 p.m.
INTIMATE NARRATIONS

Jonathan Kadjeski, “Ormond, or a Frozen Witness: Reading Antimimetic Narrative through the Paralipsis of Intimacy”

John Polanin, “’Born of the smoke and danger of death’: Political Productions of Sexual Identities”

8:10 – 8:50 p.m.
READING BODIES

Katie Miller, “Fate and Predestination in The Hermaphrodite and ‘The Amber Gods’”

Theresa Kircher, “Simultaneously Sexed: A Transgender Reading of Winterson’s Written on the Body and Butler’s Gender Performativity”

8:50 – 9:00

Break

9:00 – 9:40 p.m.

BIRTH IT SLANT

Samantha Vitale, “Perpetuating Progeny: Racial Reproductive Politics in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Lee Nevitt, “Queer Reproduction and Its Contents”




April 29
7:30 – 8:10 p.m.

SEX OUTDOORS

Sara Radtke, “’Queer Little Gardens’: The Erotics of Nature in Hawthorne and Jewett”

Samantha Sorensen, “’And All So Luscious’: Corporeal Eroticism in Whitman’s Leaves of Grass (1855)”

8:10 – 8:50 p.m.
IN A JEWETT TIME AND PLACE

Jeff Howard, “Not So Poor Joanna: Materiality, Smooth Space, and Being as Becoming in Jewett’s The Country of the Pointed Firs

Eric Doyle, “’The Waiting Place’: Elegy and History in The Country of the Pointed Firs

8:50 – 9:30

Reception

All sessions held in 410 Saint Augustine Center.

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