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The Women’s Center Coffee Talk Lecture Series: Ashley Hemm

  • Time: 12:30-1:30 PM
  • Location: Liberal Arts 179
  • Date: Thursday, February 18
  • This lecture is FREE and open to the public.


The Coffee Talk Lecture Series presents: “Evolutionary Psychology, Female Monogamy, and Edith Wharton’s Roman Fever.” Join us as recent M.A. graduate and English instructor Ashley Hemm talks about her research on reconsidering concepts regarding mate selection and female serial monogamy as they apply to Edith Wharton’s short story.  Evolutionary science has expanded and influenced the social sciences and the humanities over the past few decades, including literary analysis. However, many of these evolutionary approaches are being reconsidered by the scientific community.  “Roman Fever” exemplifies current contention within the scientific community regarding mate selection and female sexual behavior.

Coffee Talk is sponsored by the UNO Women’s Center, with support from the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Feel free to bring your lunch; snacks and coffee will be served.


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