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*DIGITAL* Chasing the Happily Neverafter
December 2, 2020
Vermont Humanities Digital Channels
Americans love (and hate) romance. And when things get rough — a global pandemic, the threat of nuclear war and global climate collapse — we turn to Disney and the Hallmark channel. Middlebury professor Laurie Essig reviews the ideology that sells us hope for a better future if we only find “the one.”
Laurie Essig is Professor and Director of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Middlebury College, and is the author of Love, Inc.: Dating Apps, the Big White Wedding, and Chasing the Happily Neverafter.
Partners: Middlebury College and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
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