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Tallman Lecture with Susan Faludi

February 27, 2014 7:00 PM  – 8:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Feminism, Interrupted: Why Can't the Women's Movement Pass Down Power?

Susan Faludi, Tallman Scholar in Gender and Women's Studies, is a Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist and the author of the bestselling Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, and Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man. In her most recent book, The Terror Dream: Myth and Misogyny in an Insecure America, she examines the post-9/11 outpouring in the media, popular culture, and political life. Faludi's work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Nation, among other publications.

Open to the public free of charge. For more information call 207-725-3928. Sponsored by the Tallman Lecture Fund.

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A Reading by Author Elizabeth Strout

April 17, 2014 7:30 PM  – 8:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Elizabeth Strout will read from her recent novel, The Burgess Boys (2013).

Strout is the author of numerous short stories and three novels, including Amy and Isabelle, which was shortlisted for the 2000 Orange Prize and nominated for the 2000 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction, and Olive Kitteridge, a collection of connected short stories about a woman and her family and friends on the coast of Maine, for which Strout won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009.

Strout also has been a professor at Colgate University and on the faculty of the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte.

Open to the public free of charge. Call the English Department at 725-3552 for more information.

Sponsored by the Blythe Bickel Edwards Fund and the English Department.

Human Trafficking Q&A

April 24, 2014 12:00 PM  – 1:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

June Guo will share insights from her recent experience attending the Not Here conference on Human Trafficking. She will be joined by a panel of faculty and other concerned students to answer questions, examine the local and global dimensions of the problem, and discuss what Bowdoin can do to make a difference on this issue.