Brown Bag Series 2007-08

Thursday, November 8, 12:30-2 pm

I've got the name, I want the game: a young upper-middle class girl's path to sexual subjectivity: Western New York, 1915-1928

Brown Bag by Liz Kennedy 

Modern Languages Building, 4th Floor, Room 451

Liz Kennedy's presentation explores Julia Boyer Reinstein's understanding of the multiple forces that created her teen age sexual interests in both women and men and led her to become a lesbian as a young adult. Her stories give a unique window on sexual norms and meanings in the early 20th century documenting how some women in rural towns established sexual relationships with other women, as distinct from the romantic friendships and Boston Marriages that were predominant in the 19th century.