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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Cancelled Event: Richard McCann

Please note: Richard McCann's presentation that was expected to be held Wednesday, November 20th has been cancelled. He is unable to make the trip to Villanova. We are hoping to reschedule his presentation for the spring! We are sorry to disappoint everyone and hope that this does not cause too much of an inconvenience. Please let us know if you have any further questions.
Have a good holiday!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Richard McCann: "Transitions: The Girlhood of a Bio Male"

On Wednesday, November 20th at 4:00 p.m. in the Radnor St. David's Room, Richard McCann will be presenting, "Transitions: The Girlhood of a Bio-Male."

Richard McCann is the author of Mother of My Sorrows, a work of fiction, and Ghost Letters, a collection of poems. He is also the editor of Things Shaped in Passing: More 'Poets for Life' Writing from the AIDS Pandemic. His fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in magazines such as The Atlantic, Ms., Esquire, Ploughshares, Tin House, and The Washington Post Magazine. He is also published in numerous anthologies, including The O. Henry Prize Stories 2007 and Best American Essays 2000. He is currently working on a memoir, The Resurrectionist, which explores the experience and meanings of illness and mortality through a narrative exploration of his experience as a liver transplant recipient.

This event is co-sponsored by the Gay Straight Coalition and the English department. It is free and open to the public.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Visiting Scholar: Heidi Hartmann

Please make note of an important upcoming GWS event! On Monday, November 11th at 6:00 p.m. in Bartley 1011, Heidi Hartmann will be giving her talk, "Women and Men: The Recession and Recovery."

Hartmann is a feminist economist and the founder of The Institute for Women's Policy Research, a scientific research organization formed to meet the need for women centered public policy research. She is also the organization's president and a Research professor at The George Washington University in D.C. Her areas of expertise include women and the economy, workforce participation, equity, and Social Security. She lectures internationally on women, economics, and public policy, and frequently testifies before U.S. Congress.

If you are interested in reading some of Hartmann's recent work, you can find a few of her articles posted on the GWS website: http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/gws.html.
Just be sure to click the event link.

Hartmann is currently the scholar in residence for the Greater Philadelphia Women's Studies Consortium. We are very excited that she will be visiting Villanova!