Dr. Ludlow is Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of Women’s Studies. Her research interests include representations of abortion and reproduction in contemporary literature and writing, abortion discourse, and activist pedagogy. Exploring author Julia Alvarez’s claim that there are truths that “can only finally be understood by fiction, only finally be redeemed by the imagination,” her presentation is about the power of the humanities to redeem complex truths in a transitional historical moment in U.S. reproductive rights politics.
Originally scheduled to appear during the 2013-2014 season, Dr. Barbara J. King is a biological anthropologist and science writer at the College of William and Mary. Her latest book, How Animals Grieve, reflects her keen interest in animal emotion and cognition.
Eastern Illinois University embraces the opportunity to generate conversations that challenge and define our culture and our conventions, which is why it has developed the Center for the Humanities.
Housed by the College of Arts and Humanities, the Center for the Humanities in an entity that arranges for a number of lecturers to visit EIU and speak on a number of topics. Frequently, those speaking engagements take place here at Doudna Fine Arts Center.