MRST presents: Kathleen Perry Long

November 14, 2017 - 4:00pm

Medieval and Rensaissance Studies presents a lecture by:

Kathleen Perry Long (Cornell University, French)

"Depathologizing Diversity: Critiques of Normative Thinking about the Body"

Kathleen Long is Professor of French in the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University.  She is the author of two books, Another Reality:  Metamorphosis and the Imagination in the Poetry of Ovid, Petrarch, and Ronsard and Hermaphrodites  in Renaissance Europe, and editor of volumes on High Anxiety: Masculinity in Crisis in Early Modern France, Religious Differences in France, and Gender and Scientific Discourse in Early Modern Europe.  She has written numerous articles on the work of Théodore Agrippa d’Aubigné, on gender in early modern Europe, and on monsters.  She is preparing a translation into English of The Island of Hermaphrodites (L’isle des hermaphrodites), a book-length study of the works of Agrippa d’Aubigné, and another on the relationship between early modern discourses of monstrosity and modern discourses of disability.

Location and Address

Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning