In looking at fiction, we read between the lines and stumble upon threads hinting at another story. If we investigate these hinted stories, we find they are filled with richness, depth, and a life all their own. In looking past the glimpses of working Latina women in fiction and finding the real stories of Latina […]Read more "Between the Lines: Latina Women Working in the United States"
Last week, our CRG class session was one that reminded me why I chose to go to school for museum studies. Our class was led by Paul D’Ambrosio, President and CEO of the Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum. Class began with a lecture in the Study Center (surrounded by pieces of the renowned […]Read more "Examining the Art of Class, Race, and Gender: Museum-School Style"
I can’t get into the habit of reading e-books. In fact, I can only read so much from a computer screen before I’m searching for the nearest print button. The idea of carrying books on an electronic device that weighs no more than two pounds and takes up less space than the latest edition of […]Read more "The Great Gatsby: What a Great Book(Cover)"
In Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World 1890-1940, George Chauncey discusses how working class men viewed gender as performist and were able to take on different levels of masculinity or femininity. This fluidity allowed gay men in particular to choose how they wanted to present their identity […]Read more "Painted and Powdered: Performative Gender"