THE MIND AND GENDER TO BE DISCUSSED AT NMU

    MARQUETTE - Carol Strauss, assistant professor in the modern languages and literatures department at Northern Michigan University, will give the next presentation in the 2002-2003 Psychology Colloquium Series. The topic, “The Mind: Gendered or Not? Competing Claims in the Enlightenment and Today,” will be discussed from 3:10-4:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in Gries Hall room 167 at NMU.

    Strauss examined the cross-fertilization of literary genres in an age when aesthetic categories had not been formalized for her doctoral study, “Frictions, Fictions, and Forms: WomanÂ’s Coming of Age in Eighteenth-Century Discourses.”

    Her research of documents pertaining to womenÂ’s education also compelled an understanding of competing “scientific” and philosophical theories about gender differences in brain function and capacity. These theories, highly inflected by socio-political conditions of the day, give rise to questions about social engineering – questions that continue to fascinate, given late 20th century neurobiological findings concerning gender differences.

    Anyone interested can attend this free event. For more information call the psychology department at NMU at 906-227-2935.



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Jessica Holman
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