Hanne Blank, Author of Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality, Monday 5/7

Please join the Department of American Studies for a talk from acclaimed author Hanne Blank and AMST’s own Jo Paoletti.

Hanne Blank, author of the critically acclaimed Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality, will join Jo Paoletti of the American Studies Department (Pink and Blue: Telling the Boys from the Girls in America) to read excepts from their work and discuss the cultural construction of gender and sexuality.  Hanne Blank is an independent scholar who spends her time thinking, learning, writing, and speaking at the crossroads of bodies, self, and culture. Joyfully spanning the town/gown divide as well as the mind/body split, her other books include Virgin: The Untouched History (Bloomsbury, 2007), the cult classic sex and body-acceptance book Big Big Love: A Sex and Relationships Guide for People of Size (and Those Who Love Them) (Celestial Arts, 2011), and numerous others. A former Scholar of the Institute for Teaching and Research on Women at Towson University, Hanne has taught in various capacities on campuses including Brandeis University and Tufts University.

 

Monday, May 7 4-6 p.m.

Maryland Room (0100 Marie Mount Hall)

Free and open to the public

 

Ms. Blank will have copies of her book available.  For more about the books:

Straight : The Surprisingly Short History of Hetereosexuality http://www.beacon.org/productdetails.cfm?SKU=4443