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Early Cultures Conference

Premodern Intersectionality: Marginal Identities in Early Cultures

Tuesday | March 6, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Humanities Gateway 1030

Committed to the idea of giving articulation to marginalized issues within the history of the premodern world, Premodern Intersectionality demonstrates the longstanding conversations in medieval thought around matters of sexual and reproductive consent, sexual-shaming, respectability politics, homosocial and homoerotic relationships, transgender and non-binary gender identifications, the representation of disability/ableism, and the systematic oppression of peoples through state-sponsored brutality. Reading against the grain of modern expectations for the premodern world, this conference looks at representations of these problems from antiquity up to the early modern period.

Zina Giannopoulou (UCI)
Walter D. Penrose, Jr. (SDSU)
Ben Garceau (UCI)
Roland Betancourt (UCI)
Dorothy Kim (Vassar)
Gabrielle M.W. Bychowski (Case Western)

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Students view Shakspeare's First Folio at Langson Library.
Students view Shakespeare's First Folio at Langson Library