on Wednesday, October 24th at 4pm in Dane Smith Hall.
Lois Rudnick is professor emerita of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and she is a leading scholar of modernist art and literary cultures in New Mexico.
The talk is free and open to public, and her books will be available for purchase.
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The Suppressed Memoirs of Mabel Dodge Luhan:
Sex, Syphilis, and Psychoanalysis in the Making of Modern American Culture
Dr. Lois Rudnick
Wednesday, October 24th
Dane Smith Hall, Room 120
Internationally known as a writer, hostess, and patron of the arts of the twentieth century, Mabel Dodge Luhan (1879-1962) is not known for her experiences with venereal disease, unmentioned in her four-volume memoir that was published in the 1930s. Making the suppressed portions of Luhan’s memoirs available for the first time, Lois Rudnick examines Luhan’s life through the lenses of venereal disease, psychoanalysis, and sexology. She shows us a mover and shaker of the modern world whose struggles with identity, sexuality, and manic depression speak to the lives of many women of her era.
Among Lois Rudnick's many books are Mabel Dodge Luhan: New Woman, New Worlds and Utopian Vistas: The Mabel Dodge Luhan House and the American Counterculture, both available from the University of New Mexico Press.
Center for Southwest Research, Center for the Southwest, Department of English Language and Literature, Department of History, and the Feminist Research Institute