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Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez and Rebecca Fiske to give Seminar Lectures at Simon’s Rock

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA- Simon’s Rock Faculty in Gender Studies and Literature Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez will give a lecture titled “Off the Beaten Path: Virginia Woolf’s critique of patriarchal capitalist militarism” on Monday, November 26, in the McConnell Theater of the Daniel Arts Center. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. and will be free and open to the public.
 
This event is part of the Seminar Lecture Series, which supplements courses that first and second year students are required to take, “First Year Seminar: The Examined Life,” and the “Sophomore Seminar: Voices Against the Chorus.”
 
On Monday, Dec. 3, a lecture on Dante's Inferno will be given by Dean of New Students and Faculty in Literature Rebecca Fiske. The lecture will also take place at 7 p.m. in the McConnell Theater of the Daniel Arts Center.
 
Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez received her BA, magna cum laude from Simon’s Rock, and her MA and PhD from New York University. Her areas of scholarly research include world literature by women, women’s activism and global feminisms, feminist, queer and postcolonial theory, and media studies, especially alternative media. She has been invited to speak at many venues, and her essays have appeared in Other Sisterhoods: Literary Theory and U.S. Women of Color, Interventions: Feminist Dialogues on Third World, Women’s Literature and Film, and Memory and Cultural Politics in American Ethnic Fiction. She also teaches at University at Albany, SUNY,  in the Project Renaissance program.
 
Rebecca Fiske received her BA from Bennington College, MAT from Smith College, and PhD from University at Albany, SUNY. She has taught literature at North Adams State College (now Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts), and founded and directed the Peer Tutoring program and the Writing Center at Berkshire Community College. She is also the founding director of Berkshire Learning Services, an organization devoted to the advancement of gifted adolescents with learning challenges. Her areas of scholarly research include education theory, biblical studies, literary theory, and psychoanalysis. She has received numerous honors including a Melon Fellowship nomination, and twice received the University of Chicago Outstanding Teacher award.
 
All lectures in the Seminar series are free and open to the public.

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