Date: April 20, 1999
Contact: Megan Watson
Mary Daly, Boston College theology professor and feminist, will talk at Colby College about her latest book, Quintessence Realizing the Archaic Future: A Radical Elemental Feminist Manifesto (Beacon Press, 1998). The Spotlight Lecture will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, in the Page Commons Room of Colbyıs Cotter Union. It is free and open to the public.
Daly, a renowned radical feminist philosopher, will speak about Quintessence. Set in 2048, the book exposes and examines the abuses women faced at the end of the twentieth-century. An associate professor of theology at Boston College, Daly has taught women-only classes at the school for 25 years. Dalyıs recent refusal to teach male students in the same feminist ethics class as women has precipitated a debate on sex discrimination and the merits of segregated classes, in addition to a lawsuit by the Center for Individual Rights.
Daly holds doctorates in theology and philosophy from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. She also holds a Ph.D. in religion from St. Maryıs College, Notre Dame. Her books include The Church and the Second Sex, Beyond God the Father and Pure Lust: Elemental Feminist Philosophy.