#11: Natalia Cecire presents, 'Single Sex: The Queer Poetics of Cell Biology at Bryn Mawr College, 1905'
We are delighted to formally announce that, for our summer term guest talk, we will be joined by Dr Natalia Cecire, lecturer (assistant professor) in English and American literature at the University of Sussex. We are also pleased to say that we'll be hosting this talk in collaboration with the American Studies Research Group, based in the School of English ( https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/english-research-innovation/doc/american-studies-research-group-1 ). Cecire's talk draws on Freud's use of nineteenth-century theories of microscopic life in Beyond the Pleasure Principle to situate Marianne Moore's poetics, often described as "shelled" or in various ways hard-surfaced and repelling, in relation to the surprisingly intense research in the biology of sex, inheritance, and generation at Bryn Mawr, the women's college that she attended from 1905 to 1909. Following the Q&A, we will be hosting a wine reception in the School of English. All students