The Third Annual Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Lecture in Gender and Sexuality Studies

“When Feminism Rules: Assessing Governance Feminism Projects from the International to the Local”

Janet Halley

Royall Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Please mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Memorial Lecture on January 31, 2013.  This year’s speaker is Janet Halley of Harvard Law School. Dr. Halley’s use of queer theory in legal studies is innovative, exciting, and exemplary of Eve Sedgwick’s continuing interdisciplinary legacy. Professor Halley’s books include Split Decisions: How and Why to Take a Break from Feminism (Princeton University Press, 2006) and Don’t: A Reader’s Guide to the Military’s Anti-Gay Policy (Duke University Press, 1999).  She is also the co-editor of After Sex? On Writing Since Queer Theory (with Andrew Parker, Duke University Press, 2011).  Dr. Halley is currently at work on two new books – The Family/Market Distinction: A Legal History and Critical Deconstruction and Rethinking the Law of Rape, and, with a team of colleagues, a series of publications on governance feminism.

Please join us for the lecture at 5:00 pm

at The Florence and Chafetz Hillel House, 213 Bay State Road, Boston.

Reception to follow.

Post-Lecture Student Discussion

As we do every year, we will also host a post-lecture discussion for interested undergraduate and graduate students.  This year’s discussion will take place on the day following the lecture, Friday, February 1, at 4pm at the Center for Gender, Sexuality and Activism.  While the discussion will be free ranging, we suggest that you read the Introduction to Janet Halley’s book Split Decisions before you come. The pdf is available here (with Professor Halley’s permission) for those with a BU login: Halley.SplitDecisions-pgs 1-35.

Sponsored by:

The Boston University Center for the Humanities

The BU School of Law

The Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature

The Department of English

The Department of Sociology

The Department of Religion

The School of Theology

The Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies