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WOMEN'S STUDIES NEWS

Koffi-Tessio Discusses Subaltern

The Sentiments & Declarations Series continues on Thursday, Oct. 23, with a discussion, "Hearing The Voice of The Subaltern. Mayotte Capecia's 'I Am a Martinican Woman,'" by Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies Marie-Hélène Koffi-Tessio. In 1948 Paris, a young woman from the French Caribbean published the story of her life, received a prize for it and became an instant celebrity. Then, like many before her, she fell into oblivion. In the 1990s, American scholars, many of who...  More >>

Seneca Falls Dialogues Conference

The Fourth Biennial Seneca Falls Dialogues (SFD), a three-day interactive conference focusing on the continuing struggle for human rights, will take place this year beginning on Friday, Oct. 17. Hobart and William Smith Colleges are sponsors of the event and Professor of Women's Studies Betty Bayer helped organize the conference as a member of the Seneca Falls Dialogues committee and of the board...  More >>

Cuban Writer Yáñez Joins HWS TONIGHT

Award-winning Cuban writer Mirta Yáñez will read from her work on Wednesday, Oct. 8. For more than four decades, Yáñez has been a distinguished participant in Cuban literary cultural and academic scenes. She has won numerous awards for literature and, on four occasions, received the prestigious Critics' Prize in Cuba. The reading will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Sanford Room of the Warren Hunting S...  More >>

Social Media, Feminist Activism

Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies Karen Frost-Arnold will open the 2014-2015 Sentiments & Declarations lecture series with a discussion on social media as a growing platform for feminist activism and other liberatory struggles. Her talk, "Trust, Activism, and Social Media," will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, in the Guntzel Theatre at the Women's Rights...  More >>

“Troubling Convention” Addressed Equality

On the 166th anniversary of the Women's Rights Convention and the Declaration of Sentiments, July 19, 2014, Professor of Women's Studies Betty Bayer moderated a panel discussion on the question of equality or liberation to a full house in the Guntzel Theater of the Women's Rights National Historical Park. Titled "Troubling Convention: Does Equality Ask Us to Settle for Less?" the passionate and i...  More >>