Friday, October 26th
4 PM-6 PM
Speaker: George Rousseau (Oxford University)
Title: “Did Eighteenth-Century Universities have Sexual Underworlds?”
Location: Graduate Center, CUNY, Room 9204
The Eighteenth-Century Interdisciplinary Studies Group is proud to present George Rousseau, Professor of Modern History at Oxford University, for a talk revisiting aspects of sexual transgression first explored in Sexual Underworlds of the Enlightenment (1987), which he coedited with Roy Porter. Rousseau has taught literature and history at Harvard, UCLA, and Oxford University, where he currently serves as Co-Director of the Centre for the History of Childhood. He has published widely on the Enlightenment, focusing principally on medicine, science, and sex. His most recent publication is The Notorious Sir John Hill: The Man Destroyed by Ambition in the Era of Celebrity (2012).