When:
March 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm America/New York Timezone
2021-03-25T19:00:00-04:00
2021-03-25T20:00:00-04:00
Where:
Zoom

Women have been comparing women’s bodies to coral, and women’s labor to the act of reef-making, for centuries. What’s the thinking behind this analogy? In this talk, Michele Navakas will discuss a range of overlooked writings by 19th-century U.S. women who turned repeatedly to the process of coral formation to tell one another and their supporters how to build a better polity –  one that expands by sustaining others, rather than displacing them.

Sponsored by The Davida T. Deutsch Program in Women’s History

Michele Navakas, Associate Professor of English, Miami University of Ohio
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