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Author, editor will discuss classics and misogyny in the digital age

Tue, 02/12/2019

LAWRENCE — The Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity is hosting its first-ever KU Masculinities Month Keynote Lecture this week.  Author Donna Zuckerberg will present “Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age.”

The lecture will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Burge Union, Forum A. Zuckerberg will also take part in a Coffee @ The Commons event at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14.

Zuckerberg is a Silicon Valley-based, Princeton University-educated classicist and founding editor-in-chief of Eidolon, a prize-winning online classics magazine. Zuckerberg's lecture, based on her recent book of the same title, "Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age" (Harvard University Press, 2018), will explore the ways that members of the online anti-feminist Red Pill community use and misuse ideas about ancient Greece and Rome to lend a veneer of intellectual authority and ancient wisdom to their project of patriarchal white supremacy.

Both events are free and open to the public.
 
The KU Bookstore has copies of Zuckerberg's "Not All Dead White Men" available for purchase at a 20 percent discount for those with a valid KU ID.
 
This lecture is sponsored by the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity in collaboration with the Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Center and the departments of American Studies, Classics, and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies.

 



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