Lecture by Kate Eichhorn This Friday

On Friday April 4 at 4 p.m. the Sophia Smith Collection will host a talk by Kate Eichhorn, writer, social critic, and Assistant Professor of Culture and Media Studies at The New School of Liberal Arts.  Kate will talk about her 2013 book The Archival Turn in Feminism: Outrage in Order.  The talk will be in the Smith College Archives reading room, Alumnae Gym, Smith College.


The Archival Turn in Feminism is original, theoretically sophisticated, and compelling in its implications. Kate Eichhorn effectively situates the recent archival investment in Riot Grrrl and other supposed ‘Third Wave’ forms of feminism in the longer history of feminist efforts to narrate the movement’s past. She argues with admirable clarity that archives should not simply be treated as spaces of preservation but rather as active responses to the complex demands of particular historical conditions. Eichhorn’s book is well informed about the recent history of practices of librarianship and archiving and the kind of rethinking that the work of Foucault and Derrida has provoked among professionals charged with selecting, organizing, and preserving historical records for the future. Her book is a welcome achievement.”

Janice Radway, Professor of Communication Studies at Northwestern University, and co-editor of American Studies: An Anthology.

For more information see:  http://www.kateeichhorn.com/ 

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