Denison's Global Studies Seminar Examines "Monster Epidemic"
Posted: October 1, 2010
Denison University’s Global Studies Seminar will feature a lecture by Clare Jen, assistant professor of women’s studies and biology, at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11, in the Shephardson Room of Slayter Union (200 Ridge Road). The lecture, titled “Creating a ‘Monster Epidemic’: The Riskiness of Race, Nation, and Gender in SARS Discourse,” is free and open to the public.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)—a fatal form of upper respiratory infection—spread around the globe from fall 2002 to summer 2003. Jen considers the SARS outbreak as more than an epidemiological event. She claims it is a recent instance of a “public health anxiety” that brings to light underlying tensions in border crossings. This interdisciplinary inquiry travels across feminist science studies, gender and women’s studies, Asian/American studies, and transnational media studies.
CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville — Denison University’s Global Studies Seminar lecture “Creating a ‘Monster Epidemic’: The Riskiness of Race, Nation, and Gender in SARS Discourse,” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11, in the Shephardson Room of Slayter Union (200 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Fadhel Kaboub at 740-587-6315 or visit www.denison.edu.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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