What Is Desire?

Departmental News

Posted:  Oct 25, 2012 - 10:53am

Please join us for this year's annual CL/CS Roundtable discussion, "What is Desire?", next Thursday, October 25, at 330 pm in the Ortega Hall Reading Room. Feel free to share this announcement with your colleagues and students in other departments.

We have three exceptionally exciting voices to contribute to the conversation,:

Dr. Carmen Nocentelli is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at UNM, who has published widely on the history of sexuality, especially the European fascination with the eros of "India" and how that shaped their own racial and sexual identities: http://www.unm.edu/~fll/fac_cnocentelli.html

Dr. Steven Gangestad is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Head of the Evolutionary-Developmental area at UNM, who has published on sexual selection, female sexual desire, extra-pair mating, and other evolutionary adaptations that influence sexual and social behavior, among many other topics. http://psych.unm.edu/people/directory-profiles/steven-gangestad.html

Dr. Laura McClure is Professor of Classics and Chair of the Dept of Classics at the University of Wisconsin (Madison), whom we warmly welcome as our visiting guest, and who has published widely on ancient Greek and Roman sexuality and gender, ancient prostitution, and the performance of desire. http://classics.lss.wisc.edu/