Pleasure and Power in Feminist Theory Lecture at HWS – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Pleasure and Power in Feminist Theory Lecture at HWS

GENEVA, N.Y.—Elizabeth Grosz will deliver the Ann Palmeri Memorial Lecture at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, in Coxe Hall, Room 8, on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. The title of the lecture is “Inhuman Forces: Pleasure and Power in Feminist Theory.”

Grosz, professor of comparative literature at the State University of New York at Buffalo, was trained in the Department of General Philosophy at the University of Sydney, where she taught from 1978 until 1991. In 1992 she became the director of the Institute for Cultural and Critical Theory at Monash University in Melbourne. She has taught at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Davis, and Irvine as well as Johns Hopkins University, the University of Richmond and at George Washington University. Grosz is the author of Sexual Subversions: Three French Feminists (Allen and Unwin, 1989); Jacques Lacan: A Feminist Introduction (Routledge, 1990); Volatile Bodies: Toward a Corporeal Feminism (Indiana, 1994) and Space, Time and Perversion: Essays on the Politics of Bodies (Routledge, 1995). She has also edited nine anthologies on feminist theory, politics, and European philosophy.

The lecture, co-sponsored by the philosophy department, the women's studies program, and the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men, is given in memory of Ann Palmeri, a feminist philosopher who taught at the Colleges in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and who died tragically at a young age. It is free and open to the public.

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