Forester Lecture Series examines stereotypes, limitations of feminism

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2010-04-14
Huntington, Ind.—Dr. Todd Martin will finish Huntington University’s Forester Lecture Series this semester at 7 p.m. April 27 with a topic titled, “Race, Gender, Feminism and the Case of Edwidge Danticat.” The lecture will take place in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

Martin is a professor of English at Huntington University. He teaches courses in 19th and 20th century British and American literature. He has published works on a variety of authors, including E. E. Cummings, John Barth and Clyde Edgerton. His recent interests lie in postcolonial literature, particularly the works of Haitian-American author, Edwidge Danticat.

During his lecture, Martin will explore some of the stereotypes of feminism and some of the limitations of a strictly “Western” feminism. He will then conclude that in the right context feminism can and does promote equality for all.

Huntington University presents the Forester Lecture Series each semester. The lectures are designed to bring interesting individuals and topics to the attention of students and the regional community. The Forester Lecture Series is free and open to the public.

The Forester Lecture Series is coordinated by Dr. Jeff Webb, professor of history at Huntington University. For more information, contact Webb at (260) 359-4243.
 
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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