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Apr
22
2022

The End of Sexuality: Feminist Theory, Body Talk and the Biological Conundrum

When: Friday, April 22, 2022
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Central

Where: Harris Hall, 108, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Leon Hedstrom  

Group: Department of French and Italian

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Professor Anne Emmanuelle Berger holds an agrégation de Lettres modernes and a doctorate from the University of Paris VIll. She is a former Professor of French Literature in the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell, as well as former Professor of Gender Studies and French Literature at the University of Paris 8 Vincennes - Saint-Denis, where she co-chaired the Centre de Recherches en Etudes Féminines et études de genre. She also served as the director of the Institut du Genre, a nation-wide research unit backed by the French CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research). She is the author of several books on modern and contemporary French literature and philosophy, including Le Banquet de Rimbaud (Champ Vallon, 1992), Scènes d’aumône: Misère et poésie au XIXe siècle (Champion, 2004), and Le Grand Théâtre du Genre: Identités, Sexualités et Féminisme en ‘Amérique’ (Belin, 2013), translated by Catherine Porter as The Queer Turn in Feminism: Identities, Sexualities, and the Theater of Gender (Fordham University Press, 2013). She has also edited several volumes on topics relating to gender, postcoloniality, and animal studies, and her articles have appeared in leading journals in France and the U.S.

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