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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

English Ph.D. Candidate Takes Part in Roundtable on Early Modern Asexualities and Performance

Portrait of Ashley O'mara.

Posted on: Nov. 12, 2020

Ashley “Aley” O’Mara, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English, recently co-convened and participated in a virtual roundtable on Early Modern Asexualities and Performance with the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. The panelists introduced early-modern asexuality studies as a distinct field and offered examples of reading for queer asexuality in Shakespeare and other early-modern drama.

Early Modern Asexualities and Performance Roundtable

The event was the first asexuality studies session to be featured by any major Renaissance organization. For the event, O’Mara also contributed to a reading list for researching and teaching queer asexuality in early modern studies.

Watch the recorded event.