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Fox-Genovese delivers seminars on marriage, Dec. 1, 3 and 8

Emory University professor Elizabeth Fox-Genovese will discuss traditional marriage as a social institution and its justifications in three lectures on Monday, Dec. 1, Wednesday, Dec. 3, and Monday, Dec. 8.

Fox-Genovese, the Eleonore Raoul Professor of the Humanities and professor of history at Emory, is delivering this year's Charles E. Test, M.D., Distinguished Visitor Seminars. All will begin at 4:30 p.m. in 104 Computer Science Building.

The specific topics of the lectures are: "Marriage 101: Male and Female, Created He Them," Dec. 1; "Marriage 102: Different or Equal? The Compromise of Separate Spheres," Dec. 3; and "Marriage on Trial," Dec. 8.

Fox-Genovese is the founding director of the Institute for Women's Studies at Emory. Her most recent publications include: "Women and the Future of the Family" (2000); "Reconstructing History: The Emergence of a Historical Society" (1999), co-edited with Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn; and "Feminism Is Not the Story of My Life: How the Elite Women's Movement Has Lost Touch With Women's Real Concerns" (1996).

The lectures are sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions in the Department of Politics. For more information, visit the seminar's Web site or call Judi Rivkin at (609) 258-5107.

Contact: Ruth Stevens (609) 258-3601

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