James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall
Feb 16, 2017 | 6:00PM

Shades of Intimacy: Women in the Time of Revolution

Hortense Spillers

Hortense Spillers considers the aftermath of the notion of partus sequitur ventrem—the “American ‘innovation’ that proclaimed that the child born of an enslaved mother would also be enslaved.” In her fall lecture, “Shades of Intimacy: Women in the Time of Revolution,” she deepens this ongoing exploration by engaging the idea of the “shadow” family as […]

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African American, black feminism, gender, Hortense Spillers, race, US slavery