to discuss sex, power and humor Nov. 14
The Bad Girl Always Gets The Last Laugh: How Sex, Power and Humor Work Together”
is the topic for the Proteus Lecture Series
at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in Memorial Auditorium at Shippensburg University.
Dr. Gina Barreca, professor
of English at the University of Connecticut, will present the talk. Her program
is free and open to the public. Humor
is the theme of this issue of Proteus,
the university’s literary journal.
Barreca is author of It's
Not That I'm Bitter: How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Visible Panty Lines
and Conquered the World and has appeared on 20/20, The Today Show, CNN, the
BBC, NPR and Oprah to discuss gender, power, politics and humor. Her earlier
books include the bestselling They Used to Call Me Snow White But I Drifted:
Women's Strategic Use of Humor and Babes
in Boyland: A Personal History of Coeducation in the Ivy League. Her books
have been translated into Chinese, Spanish, Japanese and German.
She has a B.A. from
Dartmouth College, where she was one of the first classes of women, an M.A. from
an all-women’s college at Cambridge University, and her Ph.D. from the City
University of New York. She blogs regularly for Psychology Today, The
Chronicle of Higher Education and The Huffington Post; she has also
written for The New York Times, Cosmopolitan and The Harvard