Saturday, 7 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Liberty Ballroom Salon A, Philadelphia Marriott

Speakers reflect on the classroom as a site of increasingly fraught conversations about identity and propose strategies for responding.

Laura Kipnis is a cultural critic and former video artist whose work focuses on sexual politics, aesthetics, emotion, acting out, bad behavior, and various other crevices of the American psyche. Her books include Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation; How to Become a Scandal; Against Love: A Polemic; The Female Thing: Dirt, Sex, Envy, Vulnerability; Bound and Gagged: Pornography and the Politics of Fantasy in America; and the forthcoming Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus. Kipnis teaches filmmaking as a professor in the Department of Radio/TV/Film at Northwestern University. She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Michigan Society of Fellows, the NEA, and Yaddo and has contributed essays and reviews to SlateHarper’sPlayboy, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, and Bookforum.

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