January 16, 2004 – Georgine Clarsen: “Movement in a Minor Register: Early Women Motorists and the Discourse Of Speed”

Friday, January 16 / 12PM / Oakes Mural Room


Georgine Clarsen is Lecturer at the School of History and Politics, Faculty of Art, University of Wollongong, Australia, and Research Fellow at the Center for Cultural Studies during Winter 2004. Trained as a historian, she also received a Certificate in Automotive Engineering from Sydney Technical College. Her areas of interest include history of technology, tourism and travel, twentieth-century modernity, women and war, feminist historiography, history of the body, and a history of physical performance in Australia. She has published widely in the history of women and motoring in Australia and elsewhere. Her talk is from a book in progress entitled Auto-Erotic: Early Women Motorists’ Love of Cars (forthcoming from Johns Hopkins).