Women’s History Month: Duquesne to Discuss Gender and Culture

Duquesne University's Center for Women's and Gender Studies, along with other departments, will present several events that will explore the compelling intersections of gender and culture in March, Women's History Month.

The topics will span centuries and delve into how fashion, literature and exile have impacted women in the past and the present. The events, which are free and open to the public, are:

Thursday, March 10 at 6 p.m.

Berger Gallery, College Hall

To Be a Woman, Journalist and Poet in Baghdad Today: A Conversation with Sabreen Kadhim

Now exiled and living at City of Asylum in Pittsburgh, Kadhim has worked as a television reporter at Al-Hurra TV and has experienced the effects of the rise of militias in Iraq. A winner of the third UNESCO poetry contest, Kadhim has published her poems widely in Iraqi newspapers and magazines. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Women's and Gender Studies, the Department of Political Science and the Raymond J. Kelley Endowed Chair in International Relations.

Tuesday, March 15, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Genesius Theater

Author Jan Beatty, known for her four full-length books of poetry, will present Women's Bodies: The Road and The Map. Beatty has taught at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie-Mellon and Carlow University, where she directs the creative writing program, runs the Madwomen in the Attic writing workshops and teaches in the Master of Fine Arts program.

Tuesday, March 29, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Africa Room, Duquesne Union

Venuses in Prison and Colony: Abjection and Neoclassical Fashion in the 1790s

Dr. Amelia Rauser, professor of art history at Franklin and Marshall College, will discuss her study of the radical style of "undress" in the 1790s and its connection to the aesthetic, political and scientific thought of the historical moment.

For more information, contact the Center for Women's and Gender Studies at wsgs@duq.edu.

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