"Shakespeare's Sex" | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
University of Pittsburgh

"Shakespeare's Sex"

November 16, 2011 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Valerie Traub (Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of English and Women's Studies, Univ. of Michigan)

Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Humanities Center, the Women’s Studies Program, the English Department Literature Program, and the European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center.

Biography: Valerie Traub is Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan. Her research concerns gender and sexuality in early modern England. She is the author of The Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England, which won the best book of 2002 award from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women.

Other books include Desire & Anxiety: Circulations of Sexuality in Shakespearean Drama (1992) and two co-edited collections: Feminist Readings of Early Modern Culture: Emerging Subjects (1996) and Gay Shame (2009). Her current projects are entitled Mapping Embodiment in the Early Modern West: A Prehistory of Normality, which analyzes the emergence of new discourses of gender, sexuality, race, and class in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century anatomical and cartographic illustrations; and Making Sexual Knowledge: Essays in the History of Sexuality.

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