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Harvard’s Janet Halley to discuss How to Take a Break From Feminism

Jan. 10, 2007

What/Who: Professor Janet Halley of Harvard Law School will discuss her new book Split Decisions: How and Why to Take a Break from Feminism in an open forum moderated by Lauren Berlant, George M. Pullman Professor in English Languages and Literature, and Director of the Lesbian and Gay Studies Project. Halley’s work focuses on the aftermath of 35-year feminism. What might it mean, for instance, for people doing critical work on sex, gender and sexuality in their relations to power, to work outside the presuppositions wrought by the last 35 years of work in feminism? Also, what conceptual, descriptive, political and/or law reform possibilities are opened by such a move?

When: 4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 11

Where: Room 103, Harper Memorial Library, 116 E. 59th St, on The University of Chicago Main Campus, Hyde Park

Background: Professor Halley’s talk is part of the Lesbian and Gay Studies Project’s “New Voices” Lecture Series. On February 8, the series will focus its second event: Indiana University’s Colin Johnson will discuss his forthcoming book, “The Little Gay Bar on the Prairie: Gender, Geography, and the Invention of Sexuality in Rural America.”

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