Women & Gender Studies Professor is a Panelist on Geva Theater’s Feminist Lens Symposium

Black women in front of texts and binoculars.

Dr. Barb LeSavoy, Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies, will serve as a panelist for a discussion focused on Geva’s production of Jane Eyre seen through feminist and Black feminist perspectives.

The symposium is Friday, September 30, 2022 from 8:30 am - 3 pm. Keynote “Viewing Jane Eyre Through a Black Feminist Lens” will be given by Dr. Irma McClaurin, a Black Feminist writer and speaker, biocultural anthropologist, academic, American poet, and founder of the Black Feminist Archive at University of Massachusetts/Amherst.

The A Feminist Lens Symposium is presented by Geva Theatre Center in conjunction with its stage production of JANE EYRE. The novel was written by Charlotte Brontë and the play was adapted and directed by Elizabeth Williamson, Geva’s artistic director. Their intention is to gather and, through myriad forms of discourse, build on the work of scholars such as Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar (The Madwoman in the Attic, 1979) and Dr. Bette London (The Pleasures of Submission: Jane Eyre and the Production of the Text, 1991). This symposium introduces diverse and intersectional voices from the greater Rochester region – and beyond – to the ongoing analysis of JANE EYRE through feminist and Black feminist lenses. 

Free and open to the public. Located at Geva Theater, 75 Woodbury Blvd., Rochester, NY 14607 

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Milo Obourn (mobourn@brockport.edu)

Posted: September 28, 2022