Congratulations Elizabeth Evans

December 10, 2018

Congratulations to Elizabeth Evans, Gender Studies Concurrent Faculty, on her book's publication!

Threshold Moderism

Threshold Modernism reveals how changing ideas about gender and race in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Britain shaped - and were shaped by - London and its literature. Chapters address key sites, especially department stores, women's clubs, and city streets, that coevolved with controversial types of modern women. Interweaving cultural history, narrative theory, close reading, and spatial analysis, Threshold Modernism considers canonical figures such as George Gissing, Henry James, Dorothy Richardson, H. G. Wells, and Virginia Woolf alongside understudied British and colonial writers including Amy Levy, B. M. Malabari, A. B. C. Merriman-Labor, Duse Mohamed Ali, and Una Marson. Evans argues that these diverse authors employed the 'new public women' and their associated spaces to grapple with widespread cultural change and reflect on the struggle to describe new subjects, experiences, and ways of seeing in appropriately novel ways. For colonial writers of color, those women and spaces provided a means through which to claim their own places in imperial London.…

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Upcoming Events

"German Presences: Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Quartet and the Question of Authorship" - Prof. Alessia Ricciardi (Northwestern)

Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:00PM - 6:30PM • Special Collections

This seminar, sponsored by the Center for Italian Studies, will investigate a constellation of important literary and critical presences in Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan series of novels, including Goethe, Benjamin and Christa Wolf. What are the implications of this potential “German genealogy” of Ferrante’s epic narrative? How does our understanding of this genealogy change when considered in light of the debate about Ferrante’s surmised identity as the translator and scholar of German literature, Anita Raja?…

The Reckonings: Essays by Lacy M. Johnson

Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM • 339 O'Shaughnessy

The Reckonings Book Cover

This extraordinary, timely new collection of essays by the award-winning writer of The Other Side—rooted in her own experience with sexual assault—pursues questions of justice, sexual violence, and retribution.

In 2014, Lacy Johnson was giving a reading from The Other Side, 


Thu Feb 28, 2019 • McKenna Hall

Girlsstudiesconf Fb Cvr Rev Edited

The University of Notre Dame’s Gender Studies Program is happy to announce its hosting of the second meeting of the International Girls Studies Association, to be held in conjunction with our program’s fifth biennial international conference.…