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Fuller Conversations Fall 2021 Series

Resurrecting the Feminine


Service Description

Edgar Allan Poe famously said that “the death of a beautiful woman is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.” Poe’s comment brings to mind the faint, flush-cheeked damsel, retiring and shy, so otherworldly that she must actually die to achieve her full potential as an idea rather than a fully-fledged human being. These days, not only can women star in their own stories, they can resist that narrative of the invisible, silent muse. And yet, Poe’s sentiment lingers—and women often have to unlearn all manner of social cues that render them silent or persuade them to take up as little space as possible. The wise Dr. Amy Linneman, in her talk about the feminism of roller derby, says that the hardest lesson for new skaters to learn is to “take up space.” The Fall 2021 Fuller Conversations series will focus on taking up space in meaningful and collaborative ways. It will focus on how to live into our own gifts, how to speak into spaces of injustice, on behalf of others and ourselves. We will take up discussion of some amazing works by Sophocles, Natasha Trethewey, Emily Dickinson, Harryette Mullen, Rebecca Solnit, and Naomi Alderman. Reading is optional but certainly not discouraged. Most texts can be found at the library or will be provided. STUDENTS GET $20 OFF WITH CODE: "STUDENT2021" ***Please note, we ask that all event attendees show proof of vaccination or wear a mask.*** *Location is subject to change due to COVID-19*

  • Started Oct 21, 2021
  • 65 US dollars
  • Shakti in the Mountains , 409 E Unaka Ave, Johnson City, TN 37601, USA

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Shakti in the Mountains, East Unaka Avenue, Johnson City, TN, USA