University of Pittsburgh
September 14, 1999

PITT'S WOMEN'S STUDIES PROGRAM FALL 1999 SPEAKER SERIES

Contact: 

Sharon Blake

412-624-4364

Cell: 412-277-6926

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 15 -- The University of Pittsburgh Women's Studies Program kicks off its Fall 1999 Speaker Series Friday, September 17. This year's series will focus on "Women and Religion" and "Gender and Sexuality." All lectures are free and open to the public.

SEPTEMBER

Friday, Sept. 17

Barbara Newman (Northwestern University, English Dept.)

"God and the Goddesses: Rethinking Medieval Allegory"

3 p.m.

144 Cathedral of Learning

Tuesday, Sept. 21

Susan McClary (UCLA, Music Department)

"Rap Minimalism, and Structure of Time in Late 20th-Century Culture"

7 p.m.

132 Music Bldg., Fifth and Bellefield Avenues.

Thursday, Sept. 23

Lucy Fisher (Pitt English Dept. and Film Studies)

"Women, Medicine and Popular Cinema: Pregnancy and Horror in Rosemary's Baby"

Noon

Lecture Room One, Scaife Hall, 3550 Terrace St.

OCTOBER

Thursday, Oct. 7

Pheng Cheah (Northwestern, English Dept.;UC-Berkeley, Rhetoric Dept.)

"Human Rights and the Global Traffic in Domestic Labour"

4 p.m.

501 Cathedral of Learning

Thursday, Oct. 7

Peggy Reeves Sanday (University of Pennsylvania, Anthropology Dept.)

Author of "A Woman Scorned: Acquaintance Rape on Trial"

7 p.m.

120 David Lawrence Hall, 3942 Forbes Ave.

Wednesday, Oct. 13 Brown Bag Lunch

Dvora Weisberg (Pitt Religious Studies Dept., Jewish Studies Program)

"Images of Women in the Talmud"

Noon

901 Cathedral of Learning

Refreshments

Friday, Oct. 15

Christiane Andersson (Bucknell University, Art History Dept.)

"Trouble in the Flesh: Eros and Satire in Renaissance Art"

4 p.m.

202 Frick Fine Arts Bldg., Schenley Drive

Thursday, Oct. 21

Katheryn Rios (University of Colorado, English Dept.)

"Consuming Testimonios: The Limits of Transnational Feminist Theory"

3:30 p.m.

501 Cathedral of Learning

Friday, Oct. 29

Valerie Traub (University of Michigan, English Dept.)

"The Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England"

Noon

501 Cathedral of Learning

Valerie Traub (University of Michigan, English Dept.)

"Mapping the Global Body"

3:30 p.m.

501 Cathedral of Learning

NOVEMBER

Wednesday, Nov. 3 Brown Bag Lunch

Paula Kane (Pitt Chair in Contemporary Catholic Studies)

"Modern Marian Apparitions and the End of the World"

Noon

901 Cathedral of Learning

Refreshments

Tuesday, Nov. 16

Paula Hyman (Yale University, History & Religious Studies)

"Women at the Center: The Emergence of Women in Modern Jewish

History"

7:30 p.m.

Levinson Room, Jewish Community Center, 5738 Forbes Ave.

Tuesday, Nov. 30

Rosemarie Tong (UNC-Charlotte, Health Care Ethics)

"Why We Don't Have A Duty To Die: A Gendered Analysis"

Noon

Lecture Room One, Scaife Hall, 3550 Terrace St.

DECEMBER

Wednesday, Dec. 1 Brown Bag Lunch

Linda Penkower (Pitt, Religious Studies)

"In The Footsteps of the Buddha: Where Do Women Fit?"

Noon

901 Cathedral of Learning

Refreshments

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