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Women's and Gender Studies Colloquium:

Jan Bardsley, Associate Professor of Japanese Humanities, UNC-Chapel Hill

March 11, 2010

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Elrod Commons #345


Contact: Sara Sprenkle

Students, faculty, and staff from both the undergraduate and law campuses are welcome to join the Women's and Gender Studies Program for a luncheon colloquium led by Jan Bardsley, Associate Professor of Japanese Humanities, UNC-Chapel Hill, on March 11, from 12:30 - 2:00 in Elrod Commons 345.

Author of several works on women in modern Japanese history, Professor Bardsley will tell the story of how three upstart women writers in Tokyo in 1912 drew the ire of men and feminist women alike by spending the night in Tokyo's pleasure quarters with a famous courtesan in a talk titled, "The Awakening: The Night Bluestockings Met the Geisha." Find out how Japan might have changed if the geisha and these early feminist aligned. AND get a free lunch and enlightening conversation.

To sign up for lunch, please RSVP to Ms. Lynda Bassett-de Maria at bassett-demarial@wlu.edu by Monday, March 8, at 5:00 p.m.