Date & Time
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Centers for Gender/Race Studies, Community Room (105)
Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
2017 Iris Marion Young Distinguished Faculty Lecture
Professor of French
Chair, Dept. of Romance Languages & Literatures
What is allegory, and why should we care about it? From our alma maters to lady liberty, allegorical figures are all around us, though we rarely think about them, or the power they exert over the imaginary. In my talk I will discuss the practice of allegory in the medieval literature that I know best, the relationship of allegory to gender, the power that allegorical thinking wields in the world today, as well as the potential for resistance that it offers.