[PAST EVENT] John Addington Symonds: A "rich mine of psychological curiosities"

Thursday, May 23rd 2013
6pm - 8pm
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Choate Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
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WMGALA presents, on behalf of the W&M Boswell Initiative, an evening with Tom Heacox, W&M Professor of English.
Full Description
"I'm introducing the audience to John Addington Symonds (1840-1893), a contemporary of Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman and one of the first to investigate the history of homosexuality. I focus on a recently discovered letter that he wrote to Richard von Krafft-Ebing, the Viennese psychiatrist/sexologist, in which he reveals the contradictory and painful plight of gay men in society. It's a fascinating text that rings true to this day."

Follow web link to read the letter.

Reception from 6-6:45 p.m.
Contact
Rsvp to Scott Binnings, WMGALA president, sbinnings@gmail.com
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