Women’s Studies Faculty Colloquium Series continues March 7

Dr. Walter Squire, assistant professor in the English department, will speak from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, March 7, in the Drinko Library auditorium, Room 402.

Squire’s presentation, “Sky Gods, Mad Scientists, and Impossible Genetics: Frankenstein Fathers in Children’s Film and Television,” will consider a number of animated children’s films with motherless protagonists.   “When a character is motherless but no mention is made of that character ever having had a mother, one can wonder whether or not a viewer is supposed to believe that the character was created by a father alone.” Squire said.

He received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Tennessee, specializing in American Literature and Critical Theory.  His research and teaching interests include children’s and fantasy literature, especially The Wonderful Wizard of Oz  film, proletarian literature and sexuality studies.

As part of the Women’s Studies Faculty Colloquium Series, the presentation is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will follow.

For more information, contact Dr. Greta Rensenbrink, director of women’s studies, by e-mail at rensenbrink@marshall.edu, or by phone at ext.6-2955.