“I’ll Make a Man Out of You”: Redefining Strong Female Characters.

  • on 15 Feb 2011
  • Convocation Hall

With keynote speaker Anita Sarkeesian, sponsored by The Women's Center's 36th annual Conference on Women.

Anita Sarkeesian is a feminist cultural critic who produces an ongoing web series of video commentaries from a feminist/fangirl perspective on her website, http://www.feministfrequency.com. She has earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and her Master’s degree in Social and Political Thought.  Anita’s research interests are on privilege and systems of oppression specifically focusing on representations of race, gender, sexuality, class and ability in popular culture.  Her videoblogs and remix work have been featured at conferences and festivals including at the Open Video Conference, the Festival International du Film Lesbian & Féministe de Paris, and the Athena Film Festival and on countless blogs and websites including Boing Boing, Roger Ebert’s Journal, SFGate, The Star and Sociological Images.  Feminist Frequency videos are often included on course syllabi and screened in traditional classrooms and by educational organizations. In addition to Feminist Frequency, Anita creates videoblogs for Bitch Magazine and is a regular contributor at Political Remix Video and Critical Commons.

This is a free event. Refreshments by Natural Bridge will be provided.

If you have any questions regarding this talk or other events for the Conference on Women, please contact Sarah-Jane Huskey, huskesj0@sewanee.edu.