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Gabrielle Owen, and A QUEER HISTORY OF ADOLESCENCE

Virtual Conversation

Date: Time: 5:00 pm
Online Room: Zoom
Contact: Timothy Schaffert, tschaffert2@unl.edu
Dr. Gabrielle Owen, an assistant professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at UNL, will discuss her groundbreaking book A QUEER HISTORY OF ADOLESCENCE: DEVELOPMENTAL PASTS, RELATIONAL FUTURES, newly published by University of Georgia Press.

A QUEER HISTORY OF ADOLESCENCE reveals categories of age—and adolescence, specifically—as an undeniable and essential mechanism in the production of difference itself. Drawing from a dynamic and varied archive, including British and American newspapers, medical papers and pamphlets, and adolescent and children’s literature circulating on both sides of the Atlantic, Owen argues that adolescence has a logic, a way of thinking, that emerges over the course of the nineteenth century and that survives in various forms to this day. This logic makes the idea of adolescence possible and naturalizes our historically specific ways of conceptualizing time, development, social hierarchy, and the self.

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