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Title: How We Look Back Now: Revisiting the Feminist 1970s and 80s
Description: Please join us as scholar and UW alumna (BA, English) Leah Allen for a free, public lecture. All welcome!

Many activist and academic feminists have long sought to distance
themselves from the controversial work of Andrea Dworkin and Kate
Millett, who have come to represent the errors of feminism's
past. In this talk, Leah Allen examines how Dworkin has been
understood as having been "bad" for feminism and how Millett
has been cast as a "bad" literary critic. Arguing that the
present moment allows us to look back at the history of feminism and
Women's and Gender Studies in the 1970s and 1980s without being
haunted by an affective dimension of embarrassment by association with
these "bad" feminists/critics, Allen traces the surprising
history of contemporary literary and cultural studies in these two
dismissed figures.
Sponsor: Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Institute for Women's and Gend
When: March 28, 2016, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: 1L06
University of Winnipeg515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
Contact: Lauren Bosc
Category: Lectures

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