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Cabin Boys, Milkmaids, and Rough Seas: The Erotic Sea Chanteys of Stan Hugill
June 7, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sea chantey are work songs sung on ships to accompany rhythmic labor. How did sailors conceptualize and articulate sex in their chantey? Join Dr. Jessica Floyd to learn about erotic song from the repertoire of famed chantey singer Stan Hugill. Dr. Floyd’s work is the first to delve deeply into work song and what their narratives represent about men, more generally, and the men who sang them.
Bio: Dr. Jessica Floyd is a scholar of erotic cultural artifacts. Using an interdisciplinary lens, Dr. Floyd analyzes the ways in which sex and gender are circulated in spaces like song, poetry, and novels, especially during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Dr. Floyd is currently an adjunct instructor in the Gender, Women’s + Sexuality Studies department at UMBC as well as an Associate Professor of English at CCBC.