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Center for the Humanities | Julia Stern: Love and Work Are the Cornerstones of Our Humanity

September 14, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

In this in-person Humanities Without Boundaries talk, Julia Stern reflects on the significance of love and work, Freud’s indices of a life well lived, and on her teaching and scholarship over 30 years. Stern explores how her recent scholarly interests – in American and African American women’s writing from the 17th century through the 20th, classic Hollywood cinema and particularly, the films of Bette Davis – have been informed by childhood passions and the questions she raised about the world’s inequities from a very young age. Stern’s talk will attempt to demystify how a literature professor’s lived experience makes possible her humanistic research and to show that the humanities really are without borders.


6191 Helen C. White Hall
600 N. Park St.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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