The scale and impact of the #MeToo movement caught many by surprise. Leigh Gilmore offers context and perspective on this phenomenon based on her recent book, Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives. She will explore the pervasive and persistent culture of doubt women encounter in offering accounts of sexual harassment and sexual assault.
Leigh Gilmore is Distinguished Visiting Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Wellesley. She is the author of The Limits of Autobiography: Trauma and Testimony, Autobiographics: A Feminist Theory of Women's Self-Representation, and coeditor of Autobiography and Postmodernism. She has published articles on autobiography, law and literature, and feminist theory in Feminist Studies, Signs, Women's Studies Quarterly, and Biography, among others, and in numerous collections.
The cost of this evening's event is $10.00. Pre-registration strongly recommended. To register, using a VISA or MasterCard, please contact Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.