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Humanities Lecture Series – The Monstrosities of Gender (Tuesday 2/7/17)


Posted 02/01/2017
Submitted by Nicholas Ealy
Category: Campus Announcements

The University of Hartford Humanities Center Lecture Series “Our Monsters, Ourselves” begins  Tuesday, February 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dana 201 (Mali 1) Lecture Hall.

The lecture series is FREE and OPEN TO ALL.

This first lecture, titled “The Monstrosit(ies) of Gender” will be given by Kristin Comeforo PhD, Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Hartford and a Humanities Center Faculty Fellow.

In this talk, Professor Comeforo will discuss how we have come to see gender non-conforming trans* individuals as monsters through a review of mass-media and entertainment representations of trans* in general.

With a PhD in Communication from Rutgers, Professor Comeforo’s research focuses on the economic and ethical intersection concerning the LGBTQ community as a market and the representation of the community in mainstream advertising.

The Lecture Series was developed and is led by Amanda Walling PhD, who teaches in the Department of English and Modern Languages (A&S).

The Humanities Center at the University of Hartford supports interdisciplinary scholarship focusing on the humanities through art, science, technology, media, music, psychology, history, film, philosophy, and literature. For more information, contact Nicholas Ealy, Interim Director, at ealy@hartford.edu.