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Dr. Maren Linett: "Disability and Sexuality: Joyce's Gerty MacDowell"

Date: Monday, March 27, 2017

Time: 4:15 - 6:00pm

Location: PAIS 290 (Psychology Building--36 Eagle Row, Emory Campus)

Event Description: This talk by Dr. Maren Linett (Associate Professor of English and Director of Critical Disability Studies at Purdue University) considers the relationship between disability and sexuality in the “Nausicaa” episode of Joyce’s Ulysses. Early twentieth-century eugenic discourses divided disability from sexuality, especially for women. In “Nausicaa,” where Leopold Bloom ogles Gerty MacDowell, such a division is established through the episode’s two-part structure: sexuality in the first part, disability in the second. But when we analyze the status of the chapter’s narration, we realize that this opposition collapses, revealing the embeddedness of disability within sexuality.

Access: For ADA accommodation requests, please contact Access, Disability Services and Resources at 404-727-9877 (voice) or 404-712-2049 (TDD).

See the poster for this event here.

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