Dr. Katie Manthey posing with the Pirate statue on the quad

Tag lecture to feature Dr. Katie Manthey at 6 p.m. Jan. 25

The Department of English will host Dr. Katie Manthey as our Tag Lecturer at 6 p.m. Jan 25, 2017, in the Faulkner Gallery in Joyner Library. Please mark your calendars and plan to come out to her talk!

Dr. Manthey’s work has been featured in popular venues like Jezebel, Conditionally Accepted, and The Body is Not An Apology. She is an activist for acceptance of diverse body types and her “Dress Profesh” project critiques the everyday practice of getting dressed for work. She points out the inherent injustices in dress codes and other pressures related to fashion and bodily choices.

Her talk on Jan. 25 is titled Embodied Identities: Ethical Reading, Fat Fashion, and How Not to Be a Troll.” Using fat fashion as an entry point, the speaker will share her own stories about how she learned to un-become a troll through embodied rhetorical analysis. The talk will end with suggestions for how to recognize oppressive notions of “acceptable” bodies and ultimately make space for multiple embodied orientations.

For more information on Dr. Manthey’s work, visit her website at http://www.katiemanthey.com/ or the Dress Profesh site at http://www.dressprofesh.com/

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