"Lesbian History: All Theory, No Facts or All Facts and No Theory?" will be the topic when Martha Vicinus of the University of Michigan speaks at UNLV on Nov. 14.
Part of the University Forum lecture series, Vicinus' presentation is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Frank and Estella Beam Hall, Room 241. It is free and open to the public.
Vicinus, a professor of English, women's studies, and history, recently was named the Eliza M. Mosher Distinguished University Professor at the University of Michigan.
She will discuss her latest research in the history of sexuality -- a topic that has developed over the last decade into a major interdisciplinary field exploring themes in the construction of sexuality and gender, the experience of everyday life, and the formation of identity.
She is the author of "Suffer and Be Still: Women in the Victorian Age" and "Independent Women: Work and Community for Single Women, 1850-1920." In 1989, she co-edited "Hidden From History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past."
She also has produced numerous articles on Victorian popular culture and 19th-century sexuality.
The University Forum lecture series is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts. Vicinus' lecture is being underwritten by the UNLV provost's office.
For additional information on Vicinus' presentation at UNLV, call 895-3344.