Marian Mullin Hancock Teaching Award

February 08, 2016

This annual award honors teaching excellence in the area of gender studies at the University of Notre Dame.  Via this award faculty members are recognized for their essential contributions to the intellectual growth of Notre Dame students and development of the Gender Studies Program through excellent teaching in interdisciplinary courses focused on gender.  The award is named for Marian Mullin Hancock (1903-1992), a benefactor of the Gender Studies Program who attended Saint Mary’s Academy and received many honors for her philanthropic work, including the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice medal. 

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Midwest Undergraduate Conference in Gender Studies

Fri Feb 12, 2016

The biannual Midwest Undergraduate Conference in Gender Studies

With our colleagues in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at Saint Mary’s College, the Gender Studies Program hosted the first biannual Midwest Undergraduate Conference in Gender Studies for students enrolled in Midwestern colleges and universities on April 4-5 2014. This conference offers students a public forum to present their research and discuss the gender component of it in an interdisciplinary, academic setting. Its aim is to support the development of an undergraduate gender studies research community in the Midwest.…

Research Workshop

Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM • 339 O'Shaughnessy

Oneself as Part of Another and Another as Part of Oneself: The Chiastic Logic of the Marriage Plot in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre

British women writers’ representations of marital relations have long preoccupied scholars of nineteenth-century literature and culture. Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre has proved a crucial text for this line of scholarship not least because of its seemingly irreconcilable positions concerning marriage. On the one hand, it offers a heroine bold enough to define and demand the increasingly popular ideal of companionate or romantic marriage—a complementary if not also symmetrical relationship structure (S. Gilbert and S. Gubar, W. Jones, T. Schaffer). On the other hand, it reveals a heroine lonely enough to capitulate to institutionalized marriage—a decidedly asymmetrical relationship structure in both its religious and legal doctrines (M. Poovey, M. Shanley, K. Kalsem).…

Emerging Poets of Color

Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:30PM - 8:30PM • 100 McKenna Hall, University of Notre Dame

Nate Marshall & Christopher (Loma) Soto



February 25 at 7:30pm in 100 McKenna Hall

Hosted by the Institute of Latino Studies and co-sponsored by Multicultural Student Programs and Services, Africana Studies, the Graduate School, Gender Studies, American Studies, The English Department, and the Creative Writing Department.…