Wednesday, September 05, 2007


EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081

Hillary Clinton, Girls in the Third Reich, Elderly Women in Prison to be Discussed

(MURFREESBORO) – From prisoners to poetry and from Hitler to Hillary, the 2007-2008 Women’s Studies Research Series at MTSU will offer presentations on a diversity of provocative and thought-provoking topics this academic year.
Each of the seven lectures is slated to take place at 3 p.m. one Thursday a month in Room 100 of MTSU’s James Union Building. All lectures are free and open to the public.
"The MTSU Women's Studies Research Series has something for everyone interested in women's experience,” says Dr. Jane Marcellus, professor of mass communication. “By bringing together scholars from across campus, we touch on a wide variety of feminist viewpoints in an informal monthly gathering.”
Upcoming speakers, topics and dates include:

· “Daughters in the Fatherland: Behavioral Socialization of German Girls in Nazi Germany,” by Dr. Nancy Rupprecht, professor of history, Sept. 20;

· “Women and War,” by Dr. Divya Saksena, associate professor of English, Oct. 25;

· “Spontaneous Bleeding: The Performative Video Works of Cindy Rehm,” by Cindy Rehm, assistant professor of art, Nov. 15;

· “Grandma Lifers in Prison: Approaches to Understanding the Lives of a Forgotten Population,” by Dr. Ron Aday, chairperson of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Jan. 24;

· “Poetry and Footbinding: Women in Late Imperial China (1600-1800),” by Dr. Yuan-ling Chao, associate professor of history, Feb. 21;

· “Postcards From the War: A Rhetorical Analysis of Authorship and Audience in Martha Gellhorn’s War-torn Travel Writing,” by Dr. Marcie Hinton, assistant professor of journalism, March 20;

· and “Deconstructing Hillary: Framing Feminism in Election Politics,” by Misa Culley, graduate student in the Department of
Mass Communication and editor of the Women’s Center Newsletter at Vanderbilt University, Apr. 17.
“Presenters often showcase their current research, offering students a chance to
observe scholarship in progress and colleagues an opportunity to appreciate the depth and
breadth of research being produced in our many MTSU departments,” says Dr. Pat Bradley, associate professor of English.
“Personally, I look forward to the monthly talks as a time to relax and learn about what others on campus are doing,” says Marcellus. “I always learn something. It's particularly fun when people from the Murfreesboro community come. Everyone is welcome."
For more information on the Women’s Studies Research Series, contact Marcellus at 615-898-5282 or


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