Join Dr. Klenk for Discussion at Next Books Sandwiched In

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Join Dr. Klenk for Discussion at Next Books Sandwiched In

Posted: 03/21/2017
Knox County Public Library invites the public to join Dr. Rebecca Klenk for a discussion of Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29  in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium. A light lunch will be available for the first 30 attendees.
 
This program is the third in the Books Sandwiched In series’ focus on diversity, in partnership with UT’s College of Arts and Sciences. Books Sandwiched In is sponsored by the Friends of Knox County Public Library.

“Provocative, gut wrenching and hilarious, Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist is a strikingly insightful collection of essays on life and popular culture for our times, Klenk said. “Engaging everything from The Hunger Games to rape culture to competitive scrabble to her favorite color (pink) to trigger warnings with verve and razor sharp wit, Gay blends intimate personal narrative and astute cultural analysis into a powerful statement on the relevance of feminism.”
 
Dr. Rebecca Klenk is a sociocultural anthropologist who teaches in the University of Tennessee’s Anthropology Department, as well as in the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Asian Studies and Global Studies programs.
 
A second event focusing on diversity is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, 6:30-8:00 p.m., in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium. Join Dr. Michelle Commander, University of Tennessee Department of English and Africana Studies Program, for a special evening discussion of Octavia Butler’s Kindred.  Commander will be joined by a panel including Tatia Harris, City of Knoxville, Andrew Swafford, Fulton High School, and Renee Kesler, Beck Cultural Exchange Center. Tomato Head pizza will be provided.
 
Book Sandwiched In continues the focus on diversity on April 26, when Daniel H. Magilow, University of Tennessee Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, will lead a discussion of Why? Explaining the Holocaust by Peter Hayes.