FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 8, 2010
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BAMBARA, BOOKS AND BREAST-FEEDING TOPICS OF MTSU LECTURES
Faculty Explore Feminist Perspectives in Women’s Studies Research Series Talks
(MURFREESBORO) – The Women’s Studies Research Series at MTSU will present three lectures on thought-provoking subjects during the spring semester, starting with “Living Her Life Out Loud” from 3-4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in the SunTrust Room (N127) of the Business and Aerospace Building.
This opening lecture by Professor Christie Williams, assistant professor of English, is subtitled “Toni Cade Bambara—Cultural Worker and Community Scribe.” Bambara (1939-1995) was an author and political activist whose words paint detailed portraits of life as an African-American woman. Her books include Gorilla, My Love (1972), a collection of short stories, and Those Bones Are Not My Child (1999), a posthumously published novel about the Atlanta child murders of the late 1970s and early 1980s.
On Thursday, March 25, Dr. Jennifer Marchant, associate professor of English, will present “Daring Girls, Sensitive Boys, and Everything in Between: Teaching Gender Construction in Children’s Literature” from 3-4 p.m. in Room 100 of the James Union Building.
Dr. Katherine Foss, assistant professor of journalism, will deliver “That’s not a beer bong, it’s a breast pump!”: Representations of Breast-Feeding in Prime-Time Fictional Television” from 3-4 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 15, in the SunTrust Room (N127) of the Business and Aerospace Building.
All Women’s Studies Research Series lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Pat Bradley at 615-904-8128 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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