Caroline Kaltefleiter, an associate professor of communication studies at SUNY Cortland, will give a talk on “Revolution Girl Style Now: The Riot Grrrl Network and the Coalesce of Girls’ Studies” on Wednesday, Feb. 10.
Himika Bhattacharya, an assistant professor of women’s studies at Syracuse University, will address “Field Memories: Re-Remembering Resistance –– Victimhood, Agency and Affect in Women’s Experiences of Violence,” on Wednesday, March 10. “I draw upon my field work in Lahaul, India to trace the connections between medical discourses on violence, women’s experiences of violence and the role of sentimentality in shaping both in India,” Bhattacharya explained. Moving away from the victim-agent model, her discussion focuses on personal and collective memories of everyday, mundane acts of defiance in which women engage to break from feministic ideals of ‘pure’ resistance and medical definitions of violence on their bodies.
The lecture by Yomee Lee, an associate professor of kinesiology at SUNY Cortland, on Wednesday, April 7, will deal with “Beyond the Physical Competition: Korean Women and the Culture of Sport.” The talk explores the intricacies of the sporting culture among Korean women that goes beyond competition to examine the traditional notion of femininity and patriarchy of Korean culture and sports.
The 2009-10 Brooks Lecture Series is sponsored by a grant from Auxiliary Services Corporation (ASC). For more information, contact organizer Sharon R. Steadman, SUNY Cortland associate professor of sociology and anthropology and coordinator of the International Studies Program, at (607) 753-2308.