Tag Archives: Gender

Cussin’, Fightin’ & Rarin’

“For Women’s History Month, historian Stephanie Shaw [NHC Fellow 1995-96] talks […] about her study of gender and slavery in 19th-century America. How did slaves, especially women, resist their oppressors? How successful were they?” [Wayne Pond] 806 – Cussin’, Fightin’ & … Continue reading

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The Literature of Women’s Lives

“It’s been a long time coming, but the literature of women’s lives — diaries, autobiographies, journals, and memoirs — has firmly established itself on the popular as well as academic literary scenes. Phyllis Rose talks about her recent anthology, The … Continue reading

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Dream Boy

Jim Grimsley discusses and reads from his novels Dream Boy and Winter Birds. Both works are fictional portraits set in the modern South and explore themes of adolescent love, homosexuality, religion, and personal identity. He addresses his ambivalence toward the South and … Continue reading

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Mystery Woman

Patricia Cline Cohen [NHC Fellow 1994-1995] uses the story of the murder of a young prostitute, Helen Jewett, as a lens to view gender, youth, and sexuality in the 19th century United States. Cohen situates issues of gender within the … Continue reading

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Crossing Ocean Parkway

Marianna Torgovnick discusses her new book, Crossing Ocean Parkway: Readings by an Italian American Daughter, which is about gender, ethnicity, and social mobility. 761 – Crossing Ocean Parkway

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Shakespearean Scandals

Although William Shakespeare is central to our cultural canons, his plays are full of the worst sort of social ills, including racism and sexism. Stephen Greenblatt talks about these literary scandals. 757 – Shakespearean Scandals

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Bodies of Knowledge

[17 second delay] Caroline Walker Bynum discusses Fragmentation and Redemption, her book of essays about gender and the human body in medieval religion. In the second episode [at 13:00] Patricia Ebrey discusses The Inner Quarters, a study of marriage and social … Continue reading

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Renaissance Ritual and Art

A discussion of the power of ritual from Renaissance Europe to the modern world. A discussion of religion and gender in Renaissance art. 683 – Renaissance Ritual and Art

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Standing in Unknowing

Elizabeth Kirk discusses her new study of faith, gender, and medieval English poetry. 675 – Standing in Unknowing

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Gendering War Talk

A discussion of Gendering War Talk, a new collection of essays about gender, the military, and American culture. 672 – Gendering War Talk

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