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Dancer and Feminist Scholar to Visit Hobart and William Smith

Ann Cooper Albright To Participate in Fisher Center Lecture Series

January 4, 2000 Geneva, NY – Performer and feminist scholar Ann Cooper Albright will discuss “TechnoBodies: Muscling with Gender in Contemporary Dance” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19, in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. Albright's visit is part of the Fisher Center Lecture Series, and is open to the public at no charge.

Albright is an associate professor in the dance and theater program at Oberlin College in Ohio and is the author of Choreographing Difference: the Body and Identity in Contemporary Dance (1997). Combining her interests in dancing and cultural theory, she is currently involved in teaching a variety of dance, performance studies, and gender studies courses that seek to engage students in both practices and theories of the body.

Most recently Albright has been performing a series of dances that seek to re-embody some of the intellectual issues she raised in her book. In an effort to make academics realize that they too have bodies, she has also been traveling the country presenting the workshop “Engaging Bodies: the Politics and Poetics of Corporeality.”

The Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men is an umbrella organization under whose auspices faculty, students, and experts in the field can explore what it means to be a man or a woman in our time, and what it means to understand our humanity through the lens of gender. Each term the Fisher Center presents a series of lectures and seminars on a variety of issues of interest.

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