Humanities Center Visiting Fellow Event Series: Susan Wells

February 4, 2016 - 12:30pm to February 5, 2016 - 5:00pm

 

Thursday, February 4, 12:30 PM

Colloquium: “The Anatomy of Melancholy and the Anxiety of Persuasion”

Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning

With responses by: Jennifer Waldron (Department of English) and Peggy Knapp (Carnegie Mellon University)

Humanities Center Colloquium Events typically involve conversations around a pre-distributed piece of writing. You can download the piece of writing for this event here.

Friday, February 5, 3:00 PM

Lecture: “In Search of the Clitoris”

William Pitt Union, Lower Lounge

Susan Wells (Temple University) is working on a rhetorical analysis of Robert Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy. Her most recent book is Our Bodies, Ourselves and the Work of Writing (Stanford University Press, 2010). Her interests include rhetorics of science and medicine, critical theory, theories of the public sphere, and feminism. Wells’s book on nineteenth-century women physicians and scientific writing, Out of the Dead House, was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2001, and won the 2002 W. Ross Winterowd Award for the most outstanding book in composition theory. She has also published Sweet Reason: Rhetoric and the Discourses of Modernity(Chicago, 1996) and The Dialectics of Representation (Johns Hopkins University, 1985).

 

 

Sponsored by: Humanities Center, Year of the Humanities, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and Communication Department

 

 

 

The Humanities Center welcomes Susan Wells (Temple University) as a Visiting Fellow for a series of events.