Book Discussion on Licentious Gotham

Donna Dennis talked about her book Licentious Gotham: Erotic Publishing and Its Prosecution in Nineteenth-Century New York (Harvard… read more

Donna Dennis talked about her book Licentious Gotham: Erotic Publishing and Its Prosecution in Nineteenth-Century New York (Harvard University Press; March 31, 2009). In her book she presents a history of obscenity regulation in the United States dating back to its origins in the 19th century. She reconstructs “the meaning of obscenity” during that time and shows how prohibitions “promoted, as much as suppressed, the proliferation of sexual representations.” She read selected passages from the book and responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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  • Chan, Jason General Manager Barnes and Noble Booksellers->18th Street Store (New York, NY)
  • Dennis, Donna I. Professor Rutgers University->School of Law, Newark

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Book Discussion on Licentious Gotham

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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
May 10, 2009
Last Aired:
Sep 20, 2009

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  • May 10, 2009 | 2:17am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 19, 2009 | 1:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 20, 2009 | 1:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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