Oberlin College and Conservatory

Public Intellectuals in a Changing World: Laura Kipnis, Keynote

Friday, March 1, 2019 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Hallock Auditorium, Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies
122 Elm Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Keynote speaker Laura Kipnis is professor of media studies at Northwestern University. She is the author of seven books on sexual politics, gender issues, pop culture, and pornography. 

She will discuss “Where Public Intellectuals Should Probably Fear to Tread: Sex and Gender Politics in a Changing World.’’ 

Kipnis’s presentation is part of the international symposium, bringing together scholars, scientists, musicians, filmmakers, writers, and publishers to discuss the impact of art on public discourse.

How can art become a lingua franca that speaks to people from different parts of the world? What are the risks and rewards for cross-cultural translation, adaptation, and appreciation?

Drawing from the strengths of Oberlin College as a liberal arts institution, this symposium explores how the study of literature, art, music, and science can prepare students to become globally engaged citizens.

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International/Cultural, Lectures/Symposia/Workshops


Administrative, Oberlin Center for Languages and Cultures



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Hsiu-Chuang Deppman and Blanche Villar

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