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The Myth of the Superwoman Revisited

January 28, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

MWallace284x300The history of modern Black Feminism is unimaginable without the courage, words, and insights of Michele Wallace.  From her 1978 memoir/manifesto, Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman, through her brilliant cultural criticism of the last quarter century, she has always written with extraordinary honesty, intelligence and beauty.  This event is a great chance to hear her in person, as she continues to consider and reconsider the conditions of black women’s lives and the importance of their artistic contributions. — Ellen DuBois, Professor in the Department of History at UCLA

Michele Wallace, Professor of English, Women’s Studies, Film Studies & Africana Studies, City University of New York

DATE: January 28

TIME: 4 pm

PLACE: 6275 Bunche (History Department Seminar Room)

ORGANIZED BY: History Department, Emphasis on Women, Men and Sexuality

COSPONSORED BY: Robin Kelley, Gary B. Nash Professor of American History at UCLA; and UCLA Department of Gender Studies; and the UCLA Center for the Study of Women’s Gender Research and Equity Committee initiative (supported by the Office of Interdisciplinary and Cross Campus Affairs).

Photo credit: Stacy Long


January 28, 2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


History Department, Emphasis on Women, Men and Sexuality


Bunche 6275
UCLA Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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