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FaculTea: Dr. Jennifer Koosed

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A FaculTEA is a chance for faculty, especially those coming out of sabbatical, to make their research accessible to students.

Dr. Jennifer Koosed

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Albright College Library presents: 

A Facul-TEA  Thursday, November 1st, 2018.

Jennifer Koosed, Ph.D.: “Reading Judith in the Age of #MeToo”

4:00 p.m.
Library Group Study Room A/B
Refreshments provided

This is an Experience Event!

Artemisia Gentileschi painted “Judith and Holofernes” 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 Bible’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 book’s most dramatic scene.