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  SEP 16, 2014 | 12:00PM  BCRW, 101 Barnard Hall

SEP 16, 2014 | 12:00PMBCRW, 101 Barnard Hall

HENRY ABELOVE, WILLBUR FISK OSBORNE EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH AT WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, WILL ASK AND TRY TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION: HOW AND WHY AND IN WHAT SPECIFIC CIRCUMSTANCES DID THE TERM “THE CLOSET”–AS CONNOTING A HIDDEN LIFE–FIRST COME INTO USE AMONG GAY AND LESBIAN AMERICANS?

PROFESSOR ABELOVE IS THE CO-EDITOR OF THE LESBIAN AND GAY STUDIES READER, WHICH WON THE LAMBDA PRIZE, AND HE IS THE AUTHOR OF THE EVANGELIST OF DESIRE AND DEEP GOSSIP.