Macaroni Singleness and Singularity
MELINA MOE (ENGL)
The most common english caricature in the 1770s, the “Macaroni,” was known for being a connoisseur of the unusual and for aspiring to be singular in his outlandish dress and personal style. Yet, the macaroni fad spread so that some contemporaries feared “the world would be macaronied.” At the juncture that many critics have located the emergence of the modern individual and heterosexuality, I examine how the macaroni encapsulates an important dilemma about the relationship of singularity to its reproduction.
“There’s still fire in the old body:” Aging and Sexuality in 1960s and 1970s American Popular Thought
DEVIN MCGEEHAN MUCHMORE (AMST)
This paper examines the cultural roots of the Viagra revolution, locating them in a largely unexplored explosion of popular discussion on old age sexuality in the 1960s and 1970s United States.
The WGSS Colloquium aims to provide graduate students interested in issues of gender and sexuality with an opportunity to share their work and to meet other graduate students who share those interests in an interdisciplinary environment. All are welcome. A light dinner will be provided.