Incest Denial and Resistance: A Cultural and Political Workshop
Harriet Hosmer's statue honoring historical incest survivor/ avenger Beatrice Cenci
This is a lecture-and-discussion workshop about the culture and history behind incest denial and resistance in the West. The workshop will cover four key areas:
- The history of incest denial in the US from colonial times up to the present.
- Historical and contemporary incest survivors who have resisted and confronted with powerful and creative actions.
- The literature of incest… Dorothy Allison, Louisa May Alcott, Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, Edith Wharton, Emily Bronte, Djuna Barnes, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Anais Nin… and more…!
- The impact of incest on our sexuality.