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'Early Modern Erotica & the Pleasures of Paranoid Reading' with Melissa Sanchez

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Dan S. Collins Lecture

Melissa Sanchez is Director of Penn's Center for Research in Feminist, Queer, and Transgender Studies and Penn's Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program. She is currently editing the Routledge Companion to Queer Literary Studies and co-editing (with Stephanie Burt and Drew Daniel) "All the World in Thee": An Historical Book of Queer Poems (Columbia University Press).

Professor Sanchez is the author of three books: Queer Faith: Reading Promiscuity and Race in the Secular Love Tradition (NYU Press, "Sexual Cultures" series, 2019), Shakespeare and Queer Theory (Bloomsbury Arden "Shakespeare and Theory" series, 2019), and Erotic Subjects: The Sexuality of Politics in Early Modern English Literature (Oxford University Press, 2011). With Ayesha Ramachandran she co-edited a special issue of Spenser Studies on "Spenser and 'the Human," with Ania Loomba she co-edited Rethinking Feminism in Early Modern Studies: Gender, Race, and Sexualityand with Ari Friedlander and Will Stockton she co-edited a special issue of the Journal of Early Modern Cultural Studies (JEMCS) entitled "Desiring History and Historicizing Desire."

The English Department's annual Dan S. Collins Lecture is hosted by English Literary Renaissance each year and is delivered by a leading scholar in the field of early modern literature. The lecture is named for Dan S. Collins, a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1957 until his retirement in 1987. Collins co-founded English Literary Renaissance in 1971, a leading journal for new research in Tudor and Stuart literature.

This talk is free of charge and open to the public.

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