Letters Archive
Spring 2002, Vol. 10, No. 2 (requires Adobe Acrobat)
  • Reflections on Memory, Identity, and Political Action
  • Creamed and Molded
  • Nancy A. Walker Lecture and Humor Symposium
  • Race and Wealth Disparity in 21st Century America
  • Robert Penn Warren Lecture on Southern Letters: David Levering Lewis
  • Gender and Sexuality Lecture Series
  • Rethinking the Americas: Crossing Borders and Disciplines
  • Schedule of Events
  • Limits of the Past, an Interdisciplinary Graduate Colloquium

  • Gender and Sexuality Lecture Series

    The Warren Center’s lecture series on “Gender and Sexuality” continues in the spring term with lectures by Jennifer Terry, associate professor of comparative cultural studies at Ohio State and Lisa Duggan, associate professor of history and American studies at New York University.

    Professor Terry will give a lecture entitled “Homoerotic Flows: Sexuality Studies in Transnational Perspective” on Thursday, March 14th at 4:10 p.m. (location to be announced). She is the author of An American Obsession: Science, Medicine, and Homosexuality in Modern Society (University of Chicago Press, 1999) and is co-author (with Jacqueline Urla) of Deviant Bodies: Critical Perspectives on Difference in Science and Popular Culture (Indiana University Press, 1995) and Processed Lives: Gender and Technology in Everyday Life (Routledge, 1997). Terry is now working on two projects, one tracing the origins of the concept of sexual rights in international human rights organizing and another tentatively titled “Sentiments in Transit.” She is currently visiting associate professor of women's studies at the University of California at Berkeley.

    Professor Duggan’s public lecture will be held Monday, April 15th at 4:10 p.m. (location to be announced). Her lecture is entitled “The Incredible Shrinking Public: the Sexual Politics of Neoliberalism.” Duggan is the author of Sapphic Slashers: Sex, Violence and American Modernity (Duke University Press, 2000), and co-editor (with Lauren Berlant) of Our Monica, Ourselves: The Clinton Affair and National Interest (New York University Press, 2001). Her book The Incredible Shrinking Public: Sexual Politics and the Decline of Democracy is forthcoming from Beacon Press. She is co-author with Nan D. Hunter of Sex Wars: Sexual Dissent and Political Culture (Routledge, 1995).

    Deirdre McCloskey, Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Tinbergen Professor of Economics, Philosophy, and Art and Cultural Studies at Erasmusuniversiteit Rotterdam, spoke on September 24th and 25th at Vanderbilt as a part of the “Gender and Sexuality” lecture series.

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