A FaculTEA is a chance for faculty, especially those coming out of sabbatical, to make their research accessible to students.
Albright College Library presents:
A Facul-TEA Thursday, November 1st, 2018.
Jennifer Koosed, Ph.D.: “Reading Judith in the Age of #MeToo”
Library Group Study Room A/B
This is an Experience Event!
Artemisia Gentileschi painted â€œJudith and Holofernesâ€ in 1612-1613, long before the New York Times expose on Harvey Weinstein inaugurated the latest round of the #MeToo movement. Yet, the image of a woman cutting off the head of her would-be attacker as he lay drunk on his bed is a potent expression of the rage many feel in this cultural moment. This talk will read the book of Judith (written around 100 B.C.E. and part of the Bibleâ€™s Apocrypha) through the #MeToo movement, which was begun by Tarana Burke (2006) and re-ignited by Alyssa Milano (2017) in order to draw attention to the pervasiveness of sexual violence. As a part of this exploration, we will also look at a number of paintings of Judith including the two that Gentileschi painted of the bookâ€™s most dramatic scene.