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After Hours: Unwanted Advances - Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus

Friday, May 5th
Main Reading Room - 7:00pm
Wine reception at 6:30pm for pre-registered guests.

Feminist and cultural critic Kipnis, surprised to be targeted by a student protest after writing a slightly sardonic essay on rising levels of sexual paranoia on campus, then found herself brought up on Title IX complaints for “creating a hostile environment” on her own campus. She will discuss the relation between sexual finger-pointing, free speech attacks and the kangaroo court justice overtaking American colleges and universities.

BIO: Laura Kipnis is a cultural critic whose work focuses on sexual politics, emotion, acting out, bad behavior, and various other crevices of the American psyche. Her latest book is Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus; her previous books, which include Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation and Against Love: A Polemic, have been translated into fifteen languages. She teaches at Northwestern University.

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For adults and high school students only. No one younger will be admitted. This event is free and open to the public.


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