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John Torpey, executive officer of sociology and professor
of sociology and history, has been named the new director
of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies.
The Graduate Center will host a film screening and panel discussion for Red Metal, a film that features Distinguished Professor Joshua Freeman (History). Freeman helps trace the historic labor strikes of 1913 that devastated Michigan's Copper Country and the American labor movement to this day.
Jay Golan named the Graduate Center’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Graduate Center Foundation.
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Professor Fisher is currently working on two different book-length projects: the first is a book about sexual practices in early modern English culture (with chapters on kissing, chinchucking, intercrural sex, cunnilingus, the use of dildos, and flogging), and the second is a book about "bisexuality" and notions of sexual orientation.
Materializing Gender in Early Modern English Literature and Culture, Cambridge University Press (2006). Winner of Best Book Award of 2006 from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women.
"Peaches and Figs: ‘Bisexual’ Eroticism in Bronzino’s Venus and Cupid Paintings and Burlesque Poetry,” Sex Acts in Early Modern Italy: Practice, Performance, Perversion, Punishment, ed. Allison Levy (Ashgate, 2010): 151-164.
“Home Alone: The Place of Women’s Homoerotic Desire in Shakespeare's As You Like It,” Feminisms and Early Modern Texts: Essays for Phyllis Rackin, ed. Rebecca Bach and Gwynne A. Kennedy (Susquehanna University Press, 2010): 99-118.
"The Sexual Politics of Victorian Historiographic Writing about 'the Renaissance,'" GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies, 14:1 (2007): 41-67.
"The Renaissance Beard: Masculinity in early modern England and Europe," Renaissance Quarterly, 54:1 (2001): 155-87.
"Handkerchiefs and Early Modern Ideologies of Gender," Shakespeare Studies, 28 (2000): 191-99.
"Queer Money," English Literary History 66 (1999): 1-23.
"Gabrielle's New Clothes: Cultural Valuations and Evaluations of Gabrielle d'Estrees et une de ses soeurs," Textual Practice 12:3 (1998): 251-67.