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Sunday, 09 January

784. Doris Lessing: Gender and Sexualities

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Diamond Salon 2, J. W. Marriott

Program arranged by the Doris Lessing Society

Presiding: Molly Pulda, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York

1. “Liberation and Taboo: Normative Sexuality in Lessing’s Fiction,” Robin E. Visel, Univ. of Findlay

2. “Gender, Sexual Relations, Desire, and Reproduction in Lessing’s The Cleft,” Imke Brust, Haverford Coll.

3. “No Family, No Neurosis: Doris Lessing’s Portrayals of 1950s Female Sexuality,” Sherah Wells, Univ. of Nottingham

4. “Desiring Older Women: Coming to Age in Lessing’s Early Fiction,” Ruth O. Saxton, Mills Coll.

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