Warren Wilson launches ‘Academia and Activism’ speaker series

Here’s the press release from Warren Wilson College:

A Feb. 25 presentation by Catharine Stimpson will launch an “Academia and Activism” speaker series at Warren Wilson College, leading up to the April 27 inauguration of President Steven L. Solnick.

Stimpson, University Professor and Dean Emerita of the Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University, will give a talk titled, “For the relief of the body and the reconstruction of the mind”: Thought and Action in the Service of Feminism. Her talk, free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in Jensen Lecture Hall (room 308).

Past president of the Modern Language Association, Stimpson was founding editor of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, a journal central to feminist studies. She is author of a novel, Class Notes, and editor of seven books. Stimpson also has published more than 150 monographs, essays, stories and reviews in publication such as The New York Times Book Review, The Nation, Transatlantic Review and Critical Inquiry.

Other speakers in the “Academia and Activism” series at Warren Wilson are Alan Jenkins on April 1 and Nithya Raman on April 15. Each of the three speakers will address social justice issues from a different vantage point.

The campus inauguration ceremony for Solnick, Warren Wilson’s seventh president, begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27.


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