Just what were lesbian sexuality and identity in the early twentieth century U.S., and how do orientations toward evidence inform biographical inquiry into the lives of women who loved women in the historical record?
Willa Cather and Edith Lewis lived an un-closeted, if discreet, life as a couple in New York City from 1908 to Cather’s death in 1947. In this lecture, Professor Melissa Homestead will give a brief overview of her recent book recovering Cather and Lewis’s domestic partnership and literary collaboration, The Only Wonderful Things: The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather and Edith Lewis.
This is a hybrid-presentation event. Please join us in the Tyrrell Hall Auditorium at The University of Tulsa, or participate online via Zoom.
Two first-year writing courses are studying Lydia X. Z. Brown, E. Ashkenazy, and Morénike Giwa Onaiwu’s anthology, All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism. During this online event, anthology co-editor Lydia X. Z. Brown, along with contributor Angel McCorkle and Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network Founding Executive Director Sharon DaVanport, will discuss the anthology, share brief readings from it, and respond to student questions submitted in advance. This panel is being sponsored by the Writing Program and the English Department, Women’s and Gender Studies, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the College of Health Sciences and the Speech-Language Pathology student association.
ASL interpreters and live captioning provided.
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