Date: 23 January 2013, 5.00pm
Location: Seminar Room, Beech Grove House
Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies Seminar Series
Dr Robert Howes: Dept. of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, King’s College London
The paper will show how new ideas about gender and sexuality were popularised in late 19th and early 20th century Portugal, with a particular emphasis on the country’s close economic and cultural relations with its former colony, Brazil. It will analyse examples taken from literary discourse, press reports of sensational criminal trials and scientific publications aimed at the general public.