Department of English

Sister Arts: The Erotics of Lesbian Landscapes

Faculty seminar on British Studies, presented by Associate Professor Lisa Moore of the Department of English and the Center for Women's and Gender Studies.

Fri, January 28, 2011 | Tom Lea Rooms, HRC 3.206

2:45 PM

The debate on the relationship between the sister arts of gardening, painting, and poetry in eighteenth-century England is usually conducted without reference to women writers or artists.  Restoring the sister to the concept of the sister arts involves a little-noticed tradition in which women artists used the conventions of the bawdy garden and botanical sexual classification to express love for other women.

Lisa Moore is Associate Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies.  She is the author of Dangerous Intimacies: Toward a Sapphic History of the British Novel (1997) and the forthcoming Sister Arts: The Erotics of Lesbian Landscapes.

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