The Faculty Seminar on British Studies presents "Sister Arts: The Erotics of Lesbian Landscape," a discussion by Lisa L. Moore, associate professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies. The debate on the relationship between the sister arts of gardening, painting and poetry in eighteenth-century England is usually conducted without reference to women writers or artists. Restoring the sister to the concept of the sister arts involves a little-noticed tradition in which women artists used the conventions of the bawdy garden and botanical sexual classification to express love for other women.
Lisa Moore is the author of "Dangerous Intimacies: Toward a Sapphic History of the British Novel" (1997) and the forthcoming "Sister Arts: The Erotics of Lesbian Landscape."
Coming on Friday, Feb. 4: David Kornhaber (English) on George Bernard Shaw.
*You can listen to and download previous recordings of the British Studies Lecture Series here.