Tonight (Wednesday night), will be Round Two of the Harvey v. Judith Lecture-Off. I don’t know about you, but I’m excited.
In October, Harvey Mansfield proposed a New Feminism (conservatism) in Sever at the same time as preeminint radical social theorist Judith Butler gave a lecture on her new book in the Holyoke Center. Tonight, Mansfield is back for more and this time lecturing on “manliness” in Kirkland (6 pm) at the same time as famous gender and queer theorist Judith Halberstam is speaking in the Barker Center (5 to 7 pm). Halberstam, visiting this semester from USC, is most famous for her book Female Masculinity. I would love to know if either speaker had the other in mind when scheduling their event; it certainly seems too good to be coincidental.