Valerie Traub: Thurs. 9 February 2012

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Professor Valerie Traub will be visiting UBC on February 9, 2012. She will deliver a lively talk, “Making Sexual Knowledge,” at 4PM in Henry Angus 254 on that afternoon. In it, she plans to share the general contours of her latest project (Making Sexual Knowledge: Thinking Sex with the Early Moderns), focusing especially on obscurity in sexual knowledge and sexual pedagogy, and on the relations between historicism, psychoanalysis, feminism and queer theory. Please join us for this hour-long event!

Professor Valerie Traub is Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of English and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is also the former Chair of the Women’s Studies Department at Michigan.

Her research concerns gender and sexuality in early modern England. She is the author of The Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England, which won the best book of 2002 award from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women. Other books include Desire & Anxiety: Circulations of Sexuality in Shakespearean Drama (1992) and two co-edited collections: Feminist Readings of Early Modern Culture: Emerging Subjects (1996) and Gay Shame (2009). Her current projects are entitled Mapping Embodiment in the Early Modern West: A Prehistory of Normality, which analyzes the emergence of new discourses of gender, sexuality, race, and class in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century anatomical and cartographic illustrations; and Making Sexual Knowledge: Thinking Sex with the Early Moderns. She sits on the advisory boards of PMLA, GLQ, and Studies in English Literature. She is the recipient of the John D’Arms Award for graduate mentoring and the Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award.

Funding for Professor’s Traub’s visit has been provided by CSIS, the Department of English, CWAGS, WAGS, Medieval Studies, and the Dean’s Office in the Faculty of Arts.

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