Greta La Fleur - The Complexion of Sodomy
- 2/14/2013 | 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
- Location: Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom
- Event Type: Lecture
- Sponsor: English
- Contact: Laurie Holland
- - Open to the Public -
Greta La Fleur will discuss her current work on Barbary pirate captivity narratives. Her lecture stems from her book project, American Insides, which argues that the history of sexuality in early America must be conceptualized by examining moments of cultural debate about the relationship between bodily behavior and inner character.
La Fleur is assistant professor of English at the University of Hawai'i, and her primary research interests fall within early American literature, feminist and queer theory, the history and historiography of sexuality, the history of science, and 18th-century philosophies of consciousness and subjectivity.
Sponsored by Lectures and Concerts and the English Department.