Noted author, activist, literary scholar and nationally recognized feminist theorist Jane Gallop will participate in a discussion of her work Monday, April 11 in a Gender Studies/Main Hall Forum presentation at Lawrence University.
The program, at 4:10 p.m. in Riverview Lounge of the Lawrence Memorial Union, will focus on Gallop’s 1997 controversial book, “Feminist Accused of Sexual Harassment.” The event is free and open to the public.
A distinguished professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Gallop has been hailed as “one of the most prominent voices in the younger generation of feminist theorists” and credited with influencing the work of other post-modernist scholars worldwide. She is the author of nine books, including “Thinking Through the Body,” “The Daughter’s Seduction,” “Around 1981: Academic Feminist Literary Theory” and most recently, “Anecdotal Theory.”
Her book, “Feminist Accused of Sexual Harassment,” chronicles accusations of sexual harassment filed against her in the early 1990s by two female graduate students and explores Gallop’s own theories on sexual harassment, including its evolving definition and how a prominent feminist theorist can wind up being accused of it. A university investigation of the charges determined Gallop and the students had engaged in sexual banter and flirtation but the behavior had not reached the level of harassment.