LECTURE: Simon Goldhill, University of Cambridge, “A Very Queer Family Indeed” (Penn Humanities Forum)

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South St.

Cambridge historian Simon Goldhill explores the crucial period in nineteenth-century Britain when modern notions of sexuality and sexual identity took shape. He takes the unusual approach of focusing on a single remarkable family, in which a man of the church finds he is married to a woman who desires women; their six children all shun heterosexual intercourse; and each family member writes books and diaries about the others. (Further information)