Imagining Adam & Eve: Hermaphrodites in the Garden of Eden
Leah DeVun focuses on the history of gender, sexuality, and science in pre-modern Europe, as well as on contemporary queer and feminist studies. She is the award-winning author of Prophecy, Alchemy, and the End of Time (2009). She has also published articles in GLQ, Radical History Review, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Osiris, and Wired. Her current project is Enter Sex: A History of Hermaphrodites in the Middle Ages, which examines the history of sexual difference by looking at how scientists, lawyers, and religious thinkers, among others, have conceived of sex — particularly through their approaches to people with atypical anatomies — in the past and present.
This event is cosponsored by the Medival and Early Modern Studies, Department of History and Institute for Research on Women and Gender.