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Tea Hour Series speakers for 2011-2012

September  01, 2011

The Women's & Gender Studies Department's annual Tea Hour series features speakers on a range of topics. This year's speakers come from library special collections, English and religion.

Most lectures take place at 4 p.m. in Carlsson Evald Hall. One lecture, "Liberal Feminist Narratives and the Lives of Buddhist Nuns," will be held in Old Main room 125. Lectures are free and open to the public as well as the campus community.

Here is the 2011-2012 schedule:

Sept. 7

Sarah Horowitz: "Cranford Illustrated: Gender, Nostalgia, and the Gift Book"
Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 4 p.m.
Carlsson Evald Great Hall

Sarah Horowitz is an instructor and librarian in the Tredway Library Special Collections department.

Oct. 5

Nirmala S. Salgado: "Liberal Feminist Narratives and the Lives of Buddhist Nuns"
Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 4 p.m.
Old Main 125

Nirmala S. Salgado is a professor of religion.

Nov. 30

Erin Bertram: "Stand Next to Me Closely: Literary Collage and The Vanishing of Camille Claudel"
Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 4 p.m.
Carlsson Evald Great Hall

Erin Bertram is a fellowship instructor in English.

Jan. 18

Kelly Murphy: "Conquering Canaan and Making Men?: Masculinity in the Book of Judges"
Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 4 p.m.
Carlsson Evald Great Hall

Kelly J. Murphy is a fellowship instructor in religion.

March 14

Laura Hartman: "Modesty: Rethinking an Ancient Virtue"
Wednesday, March 14 at 4 p.m.
Carlsson Evald Great Hall

Dr. Laura M. Hartman is an assistant professor in religion.

April 18

Farah Marklevits: "Electrical the Embryo: An Alternative Guide to Pregnancy"
Wednesday, April 18 at 4 p.m.
Carlsson Evald Great Hall

Farah B. Marklevits is an instructor in English.

For more information about the series, contact organizer Dr. Leslie-Kirsten Day, assistant professor in classics, (309) 794-7240.