Women's History Month 2003
ALBION, Mich. – The works and lives of women authors past and present are the focus of Albion College’s Anna Howard Shaw Month. Established to celebrate understanding and awareness of women’s history and current women’s issues, events for the 2003 Anna Howard Shaw Month run from March 4 through March 27. With the exception of the dinner, all events are free and all are open to the public.
For more information, contact the Anna Howard Shaw Women’s Center at 517-629-0535.
All month: The Albion College libraries will also present displays of women authors, book artists and M.F.K. Fisher.
Tuesday, March 4
5 p.m., Stockwell-Mudd Libraries, Wendell Will Room: Official Opening of Anna Howard Shaw Month. A lively sharing of oral histories of some of the College’s female faculty from the 1950s through today, including Betty Beese, Professor Emerita of Physical Education; Robina Quale Leach, Professor Emerita of History; Dianne Guenin-Lelle, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages, Mimi Schippers, Assistant Professor of Anthropology/Sociology, and Bille Wickre, Associate Professor of Art and Art History.
Thursday, March 6
7 p.m., Gerstacker International House: “Latin American Women Poets and Painters: The Traces of the Word,” presentations by Spanish professor Zulema Moret and her Spanish 306 and Spanish 402 students.
Wednesday, March 19
7 p.m., Bobbitt Auditorium: “Identity and Dislocation: One Writer’s Journey,” the Anna Howard Shaw keynote address by journalist/fiction writer Achy Obejas. A native of Cuba, Obejas was raised in the U.S. Obejas holds a Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for her work with the Chicago Tribune, and she has also written for Vogue, The Nation and Ms., among numerous other national publications.
Thursday, March 20
5:30 p.m., Upper Baldwin: The M.F.K. Fisher Dinner will celebrate the life and works of M.F.K. Fisher, an Albion native and one of the 20th century’s most respected and beloved culinary writers and essayists. Tickets to the dinner are $10 and can be purchased through the Women’s Center and at the door. Proceeds will benefit Albion Interfaith Ministries.
Wednesday, March 26
Noon Baldwin Hall Mary Sykes Room: “Pride and Prejudice Perpetuated, Purloined, and Pastiched,” an “Odd Topic” Luncheon Series presentation by Marlene Kondelik, Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Kondelik will share the good, bad and ugly among the numerous adaptations and sequels that have been created for Jane Austen’s famous novel.
Thursday, March 27
11 a.m., Norris 101: “The Dinner Party Revisited: Women Writers and the History of Literary Criticism,” Anna Howard Shaw Lecture by Laurie Finke, Professor and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, Kenyon College. Finke has published numerous scholarly works in the fields of feminist criticism, literary theory and early women authors. Along with having written numerous books and articles herself, she served as medieval editor for the Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism.
4:15 p.m., Stockwell-Mudd Libraries, Wendell Will Room: Closing Reception and Panel: Research on Women Authors. Albion College English faculty members James Diedrick and Judith Lockyer, along with Albion College anthropologist Molly Mullin will lead a discussion on women authors and research.