Monday, February 27, 2012

Marriage on the Rocks at the CUNY Graduate Center

The Undoing Marriage Seminar, a Seminar in the Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center, invites the public to the session Marriage in Crisis, to be held Friday, March 2, 11am - 1 pm.  It will take place at The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Ave (between 34th & 35th Streets), in a Room 3207..

The session will consist of two presentations.  The first is Introduction to "Domestic Tensions, National Anxieties," by Kristin Celello, who is assistant professor of history at Queens College, CUNY.  She is also the author of Making Marriage Work: A History of Marriage and Divorce in the Twentieth-Century United States (UNC Press, 2009).

The other is "Husbands, Wives, and Adultery in Late-Medieval Northern France," by Sara McDougall, who is an assistant professor of history at John Jay College (CUNY). Her book, Bigamy and Christian Identity in Late-Medieval Champagne will appear with University of Pennsylvania Press in March 2012. A specialist in late-medieval canon law and legal practice, she has broad research interests in the history of marriage and legal history.

For copies of the papers, please email either or  For more information call 212.817.2005 or e-mail