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Upcoming Events

27 Feb

Lisa Moore Lecture and Discussion
5:00pm in SCHAR 1008

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27 Feb

Workshop with Visiting Scholar Lisa Moore
2:00-3:20 in SCHAR 2008

Listening to Gossip in the Queer Archives

Researching the history of same-sex desire poses unique problems. Many men and women purposely sought to deflect attention from their unconventional choices in their own lifetimes, and family members often destroyed letters and diaries after a “queer” family member’s death. How do writers and researchers today use alternative archives–household objects, the exchange of handmade gifts, even gardens and buildings–to tell the stories that have been hidden from history?

27 Feb

Public Lecture by Visiting Scholar Lisa Moore
5:00 in Zeidman in the BLUU

The L Word:  Remembering the Ladies of Llangollen

In 1778, as the Age of Revolution turned European society upside down, two Irish heiresses eloped from their families to a picturesque cottage in Wales. They were seeking privacy and freedom, but ironically, their home in Llangollen became one of their adopted homeland’s most-visited tourist spots, attracting Edmund Burke, William Wordsworth, and many other travellers on the busy Bristol-to-Cardiff highway. Opinion was divided about whether the Ladies of Llangollen were scandalous sapphists or admirably selfless romantic friends. In this talk, Lisa Moore reflects on her own search for the meaning of the Ladies of Llangollen over the last three decades.

28 Apr

WGST Undergraduate Research Symposium
2:00-5:00 in RJH 112

Join us in a celebration of undergraduate research and creativity!

29 Apr

WGST Garden Party

Join for our annual end of year celebration, award ceremony, and Triota induction!