Book Party for 6 Local Professors!

Event date: 
Friday, April 10, 2015 - 6:00pm
Professors Casid, Curtis, Gill, Ipsen, Johnson, and Levine book launch

A Room of One's Own is delighted to welcome six local professors from across the Humanities for a celebration of the recent releases of their books!

An artist, theorist, and historian, Jill H. Casid is Professor of Visual Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Author of Sowing Empire (Minnesota, 2005) and Scenes of Projection (Minnesota, 2015) as well as co-editor (with Aruna D’Souza) of Art History in the Wake of the Global Turn (Yale, 2013), Jill is currently at work on projects that explore the aesthetic as a resource for bio-ethics, the volatile potentials of public intimacy, the deaths and afterlives of queer theory, and the practice of what she calls “care for death.”

Tracy Curtis is an assistant professor in the Department of Afro-American Studies at UW-Madison, where she teaches courses on African American women's autobiography, on the surreal in African American literature and culture, and on images of race in the United States.

Michael Gill teaches gender, women's, and sexuality studies at Grinnell College. He is also the co-editor, with Cathy Schlund-Vials of Disability, Human Rights and the Limits of Humanitarianism (Ashgate 2014).

Since 2009, Pernille Ipsen has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and Department of History at University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her areas of expertise are in women’s history, gender and colonialism, Atlantic world history, and comparative European expansion/colonial history, 1500-1900.

Jenell Johnson is Assistant Professor of Communication Arts and Affiliate Faculty in Gender and Women’s Studies, Life Sciences Communication, the Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies, and the Disability Studies Initiative at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of American Lobotomy: A Rhetorical History (2014), co-editor of The Neuroscientific Turn: Transdisciplinarity in the Age of the Brain (2012), and has published essays in Quarterly Journal of Speech, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Journal of Advanced Composition, Medicine Studies, Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, and Advances in Medical Sociology: Sociological Perspectives on Neuroscience.

Caroline Levine is Professor of English and Chair of the English Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She’s the author of The Serious Pleasures of Suspense, winner of the Perkins Prize for the best book in narrative studies; Provoking Democracy: Why We Need the Arts, and now Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network. She’s an editor of the Norton Anthology of World Literature and co-director of the World Literatures Workshop. She is a lifelong feminist and wishes to insist that black lives matter.

Event address: 
315 W. Gorham St.
Madison, WI 53703-2218