Jocelyn Buckner (Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Theatre Arts)
2201 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Women's Studies Program
In my research on sister acts, a sub-genre of the family performance troupe practice that was wildly popular at the turn of the last century, I interrogate primary archival materials and secondary scholarship to write the histories of previously under-acknowledged female entertainers in U.S. popular entertainment.
This discussion will feature my current book project about sister acts as a case study for how to develop long-term research projects out of initial archival inquiries, examining the archive from a feminist perspective, and creating an intersectional analysis of materials. We will build on this conversation by addressing larger issues and discussion-generated questions surrounding the historiography of gendered topics of interest to participants.
Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 South Bellefield Avenue
Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program; co-sponsored by Women's Studies
A play written by Lillian DeRitter and Anthea Carns
Set in the void between text and performance, Bad Hamlet witnesses the battle between six seminal versions of the melancholy Dane: three female Hamlets from different time periods and the three textual versions of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the earliest of which is often called the "Bad Quarto." What starts off as two battling scholars' academic exercise quickly becomes a story about a courtier’s fight to save not one but two Ophelias and to keep his best friend from sacrificing himself to an ideal that no one can truly capture: the legacy of Hamlet itself.
Keynote: Heather Arnet (Director, Women & Girls Foundation)
Lower Lounge, William Pitt Union
Campus Women's Organization
Campus Women’s Organization would like to invite you to participate in our first annual Community Summit! The goal is to bring together female students, staff, faculty and their allies to learn from each other and strengthen our women's community at Pitt.
Women's Studies Program, GSPIA, Center for Metropolitan Studies at GSPIA, Cultural Studies Program, Department of Sociology
Dr. Hartmann will review how much progress women have made in the labor market in the past few decades, comparing upper income and lower income women’s success. She will discuss the impact of the recession and the recovery on women, and the disproportionate effects of government cut backs on women, both as consumers of government services and as government workers.
Heidi Hartmann is the President of the Washington-based Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), a scientific research organization that she formed in 1987 to meet the need for women-centered, policy-oriented research. She is an economist with a B.A. from Swarthmore College and M. Phil and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University, all in economics. Dr. Hartmann is also a Research Professor at The George Washington University.