Date: February 11, 1999
Contact: Pamela Thoma
Professor Hazel Carby, chair of Yale University's African and African American Studies programs, will give a talk titled "What is this 'Black' in Irish Popular Culture?" on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 4:30 p.m. in Lovejoy 100 at Colby College. Admission is free and the public is welcome. The lecture inaugurates two major programs at Colby - the college's Women's Studies Colloquia and the 1999 Black History Month events.
Carby, whose work has been said to take "a decidedly feminist view," is the author of -Reconstructing Womanhood: The Emergence of the Afro-American Woman Novelist (1987) and Racemen: The Body and Soul of Race, Nation, and Manhood (1998).
Other lectures in the Women's Studies Colloquia will include:
Thurs., March 4 at 4:15 p.m. in the Whitney Rm., Roberts Cartes de Visite: Photographs and the Culture of Exchange in the 19th Century United States by Andrea Volpe, Department of History
Thurs., March 11 at 4:15 p.m. in the Olin Center, Rm. 01 Reinventing Eden:Women, Nature, and Narrative Feminist Fortnight Speaker Carolyn Merchant, Prof. of Environ. History, Philosophy, Ethics University of California, Berkeley
Thurs., April 1 at 4:15 p.m. in the Whitney Room, Roberts "The Question of the Madwoman in Russian Literature" Julie de Sherbinin, Department of German and Russian
Thurs., April 15 at 4:15 p.m. in the Whitney Room, Roberts "The Memsahib's Brush: British Women in Search of the Picturesque in Colonial India (1830-1880)" Romita Ray, Department of Art
Fri., April 23 at 4 p.m. in Lovejoy 215 "Christianity and the Regulation of Sexuality in the Early Modern World" Merry Wiesner-Hanks, Professor of History, Univ. of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.
Thurs., April 29 -- 4:15 p.m. in the Whitney Room, Roberts "Eating Disorders - How the Community Can Help Health Care Professionals with Prevention and Treatment" Melanie Thompson, Medical Director, Health Services