Ray Smith Symposium

 Helen Horowitz

The Battle over Sexual Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century America

 Is a “new reticence” creeping back into public discourse? Are we returning to issues faced in an earlier America, when open, fluid conversation about sex was shut down? Helen Horowitz believes that words matter, and that to forbid key words from public discourse has serious implications both for intelligent discussion and human freedom. An exploration of what happened in the nineteenth century may allow us to see more clearly the issues at work today.


September 20, 6 p.m.

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, Bird Library, First Floor


September 21, 10 a.m.

Lemke Seminar Room, SCRC, Bird Library, Sixth Floor

 Public lectures and mini-seminars are free and open to the public. Due to limited seating, advance registration is required for the mini-seminars. To register, contact Barbara Brooker at bbbrooke@syr.edu or at 315.443.9763. 

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