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Women's Week: "Celebrating Variety" through Sister Cis-ter

In case you didn’t already know, March is National Women’s History Month.

And during the last week of the month, Ball State’s Women’s and Gender Studies program celebrates the achievements and experiences of women through lectures, critical discussions, theatrical performances, and more!

Since this year’s theme is “Celebrating Variety,” those involved in Women’s Week hope to support all women across all intersections by addressing the inequalities suffered due to race, gender, class, sexuality, age, and ethnicity.


Speakers from the English Department


 

Cathy Day: Women in PublishingCathy Day

  • Thursday, March 26th
  • 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Student Center 301
  • Are you an aspiring writer, editor, or publisher? Prof. Cathy Day (Assistant Chair of English) can tell you what to expect about the publishing world, while also offering some tips for being a good literary citizen.
  • Cathy (@daycathy) runs a blog on literary citizenship, a blog on teaching, and a blog on novel-writing. She’s also the author of two books; one of which has been adapted into a musical.

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Esther Wolfe Recommends “So Long Been Dreaming” Edited by Nalo Hopkinson and Uppinder Mehan

In the latest installment of our “Recommended Reads” series, junior Esther Wolfe, a Literature and Philosophy major, recommends So Long Been Dreaming, an anthology of post-colonial science fiction edited by Nalo Hopkinson and Uppinder Mehan.

Everyone from intimate friends to bewildered strangers knows that I am a massive fan of science fiction. However, being in love with the genre is complicated for an undergraduate who is also interested in specializing in postcolonial studies. The rise of colonial and imperial systems and technologies played a deeply correlative role in the emergence of science, speculative, and fantastic fictions, and this trajectory shows up in the conceptual and thematic landscape of many classic texts. Within postcolonial study, this relationship has produced critical analyses of existing science fiction (both canonical and marginal), as well as postcolonial rewriting within the genre.

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