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Feminism and the Romance Novel

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Julie A. Tetel and Katharine Ashe
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Gender Wednesday

What is the place in today's culture of a fiction genre regularly criticized for celebrating alpha masculinity, the objectification of women, and whiteness?

Gender Wednesday Undergraduate Speaker/Lucheon Series invites Romance Novelists Katharine Ashe Julie A. Tetel to the Blue Parlor in East Duke Building to discuss Feminism and the Romance Novel.

Katharine Ashe is the USA Today bestselling and award winning author of historical romances reviewers call "intensely lush" and "sensationally intelligent," including an Amazon Best Romances of 2017. A former Mellon Scholar, Fulbright Fellow, Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, and Duke '89 grad, as Katharine Brophy Dubois she holds a PhD in History and teaches courses on history and popular culture at Duke.

Julie A. Tetel's latest linguistics book is Languages in the World. How History, Culture and Politics Shape Language (2016) and her latest romance is Buy Me Love (2017) a shapeshifter British police procedural set in London. Professor in English and Linguistics at Duke.

Contact: Julie Wynmor