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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A Lesbian History of the Sonnet

Lecture | November 4 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall


Lisa Moore, Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Center for the Study of Sexual Culture


A talk by Lisa Moore, Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Texas at Austin.

When Petrarch was inventing the sonnet form, he was reading Sappho’s love poems to Lesbia. Ranging from the fourteenth century to contemporary debates about the politics of formal poetry, this talk argues that representations of love between women are central to the sonnet form, and that...   More >

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Homosexual Mutants! Biases in the Neurobiological Study of Sexual Orientation

Colloquium | November 6 | 12-1 p.m. | C108 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)


Erik Eckhert, MD/MS Student, UC Berkeley/UCSF Joint Medical Program; Lawrence Cohen, Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley, as respondent

Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, Center for Science Technology Medicine and Society


This work examines the space between biology and biological discourse by reflecting on the reemergence of antiquated sexological discourses in the contemporary basic science literature behind sex and sexual orientation, and attempts to disentangle the socio-scientific conditions that enable their persistence.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Dirty Pictures and Item Girls - Emerging Forms of Female Sexuality in Contemporary Hindi Cinema: Talk by Ajay Gehlawat

Lecture | November 18 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)


Ajay Gehlawat, Associate Professor of Theatre and Film, Sonoma State University

Institute for South Asia Studies


Talk by Ajay Gehlawat