Generational Conversations, with Ankita Rathour, Serap Erincin, Sherri Johnson, and Kate Jensen, on Wednesday, February 27th at 1:30 in 434 Hodges
Gender Snacks is a monthly gathering of WGS faculty and grad students for exchanges ranging from the serious to the hilarious. We meet the first Thursday of every month at Mestizo’s anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. Join us and bring your WGS friends and colleagues!
The next Gender Snacks will be Thursday, March 7th.
The cover of The Book of Minor Perverts: Sexology, Etiology, and the Emergence of Sexuality by Benjamin Kahan.
Check out the newest work by our very own, Dr. Benjamin Kahan!
Statue-fondlers, wanderlusters, sex magicians, and nymphomaniacs: the story of these forgotten sexualities—what Michel Foucault deemed “minor perverts”—has never before been told. In The Book of Minor Perverts, Benjamin Kahan sets out to chart the proliferation of sexual classification that arose with the advent of nineteenth-century sexology. The book narrates the shift from Foucault’s “thousand aberrant sexualities” to one: homosexuality. The focus here is less on the effects of queer identity and more on the lines of causation behind a surprising array of minor perverts who refuse to fit neatly into our familiar sexual frameworks. The result stands at the intersection of history, queer studies, and the medical humanities to offer us a new way of feeling our way into the past.