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'We Finish Each Other's ... Sandwiches!: Disney Princesses and Love at First Sight '

The SUNY Plattsburgh Gender and Women's Studies will host Dr. Connie Shemo, who will speak on ‘We Finish Each Other's ... Sandwiches!:  Disney Princesses and Love at First Sight’ Thursday, April 2 at 12:30 p.m. in the Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center.

Shemo will discuss Disney's self-mockery of the "love at first sight" trope in "Frozen," while at the same time the company continues to embrace, promote, and profit from the earlier princesses who embodied this trope. The talk will place “Frozen,” and specifically the relationship between Ana and Hans, in the broader historical context of Disney Princess movies, looking at changing ideals of gender and relationships. She will also be discussing what this means for mothers of daughters interested in Disney Princesses. Audience participation will be encouraged. 

Shemo, associate professor of history at SUNY Plattsburgh, teaches classes related to U.S. and Chinese women's history along with the histories of medicine and the modern globe.

The presentation, part of the Gender and Women's Studies' spring seminar series, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Laura Collier at 518-564-3003. 

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