The Center provides funds and support for both ongoing reading groups and groups associated with particular speakers or events.
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson Reading Group
A reading and discussion group on Rosemarie Garland-Thomson's book, Staring: How We Look (2009), an article from the feminist philosophy journal, Hypatia, entitled "Misfits: A Feminist Materialist Disability Concept" (2011) and a co-written article, "What Her Body Taught or Teaching about and with a disability" (Feminist Studies, 2005). Professor Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Emory University, will be visiting Bucknell as the Women's and Gender Studies Distinguished lecturer on Wed., March 27th and will present a public lecture entitled, "Disability Stories," in the LC Forum at 7:00pm. For further information on the reading group, contact Susan Reed.
Michelle Alexander Reading Group
A reading group and discussion on Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Alexander is the keynote speaker (September 13th) for the 2012-13 Social Science Colloquium: Mass Incarceration in America. The colloquium is organized by Atiya Kai Stokes-Brown and Michael Rabinder James, Department of Political Science.
Feminist Fiction Reading Group
The Feminist Fiction Reading Group, a Bucknell institution for over 20 years, holds monthly meetings. The group reads works of fiction (and sometimes non-fiction) that deal with race, class and gender, and how they impact on the changing roles of women in American society and in the world. For further information, contact Iris Rifkin-Gainer.
Motherhood and Academic Life
Organized by Sheila Lintott (philosophy)
Past Reading Groups
Racial and Ethnic Studies -- Organized by Michael James (political science) and Michael Drexler (English)
The Black Female Body by Deborah Willis -- Organized by Harriet Pollack (English)