September 11, 2000 Geneva, NY-“The Female Body Image,” the second in a series of six discussions hosted by Hobart and William Smith Colleges through the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library on the HWS campus. A morning seminar discussion will be held at 8:45 a.m. in Room 212, Demarest Hall.
Leslie Heywood, an English professor from SUNY Binghamton, will speak on issues related to the female body image. Her interests include 20th-century literature and culture, cultural studies, gender studies, modernism/postmodernism, creative writing, and women's health.
Heywood has written on female athletics, women's bodybuilding, anorexia, and feminist approaches to cultural studies. Her latest book is titled Built To Win: The Rise of the Female Athlete as Cultural Icon. She received the SUNY Binghamton Chancellor's and University Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1997.
The Fisher Center brings together faculty, students, and experts in gender-related fields to explore gender and sexuality in the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences, in an effort to foster mutual understanding and social justice in contemporary society.
This presentation is open to the public, and free of charge.