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Gender Studies Now: "How to Change Sex: Against the Romance of Intractability

Jan 26

Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

East Duke Parlors

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Portrait of Grace Lavery on a black background

Presenter

Grace Lavery

This Gender Studies Now Series event brings Grace Lavery, Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Her first scholarly monograph, Quaint, Exquisite: Victorian Aesthetics and the Idea of Japan, won the North American Victorian Studies' "Book of the Year" award in 2019; her second, Pleasure and Efficacy: Techniques of the Sex Change from George Eliot to Buffalo Bill, is forthcoming in 2022. She has also published creative work in queer and trans studies for broader readerships, including a memoir entitled Please Miss: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Penis, and she is currently writing a novel provisionally entitled The Constitution. She is a former general editor of Transgender Studies Quarterly, and she lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband Daniel and two Japanese Chins, Bon Bon and Gogo.

Contact

Wynmor, Julie
919-684-3655
julie.wynmor@duke.edu