Talk: “New Theoretical Developments in Gender and History: A Re/examination of Joan W. Scott”
Fri, February 17, 2012 • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM • GAR 4.100
The Department of History's Graduate Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality presents
“New Theoretical Developments in Gender and History: A Re/examination of Joan W. Scott”
The Gender Symposium will re-examine Joan Wallach Scott and her pathbreaking 1986 article that emphasized utilizing gender as a category of analysis along with her new 2011 work The Fantasy of Feminist History, which reconceptualizes gender, sexuality, and sexual differences with a psychoanalytic twist.
Julia Gossard and Mary-Katherine Matalone, Ph.D. students in History specializing in gender and sexuality studies, will comment on Professor Scott's past and present work. In addition, Associate Professor Judith Coffin, a specialist in 20th century European Gender & Sexuality, Social, and a Cultural Historian, will provide comment and insights.
The event will be helpful not only for gender enthusiasts, but for anyone wanting to know how to incorporate issues of gender into academic writing. In order to participate fully in the discussion we encourage interested persons to read or browse through the introduction of Scott's 2011 work which can be accessed online in its electronic form through our library's portal.
Refreshments will be provided.
The Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality has been a fixture in Department of History since 2001, offering a forum for graduate students and faculty to present papers and works-in-progress for discussion in a relaxed and collegial atmosphere.
Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Program Coordinators Valerie Ann Martinez (email) and Allison "Alley" Schottenstein (email).