Author Barbara Brickman to visit Huntington campus April 24

BarbaraBrickmanAuthor Dr. Barbara Jane Brickman, an assistant professor of media and gender studies at the University of Alabama, will be on the Huntington campus Thursday, April 24, to teach a master class and give a scholarly presentation.

Brickman, author of New American Teenagers:  The Lost Generation of Youth in 1970s Film, will teach “Gendering the Grotesque” from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in Corbly Hall 167.  Students, faculty and those who are interested in film studies, women’s studies, and/or sexuality studies are welcome to attend.

A presentation, “New American Teenagers:  Adolescence, Representation and Revision,” will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the John Spotts Room of the Memorial Student Center.  Refreshments will be served.

Brickman has published work on the pathologization of female adolescence, female fandom and spectatorship, and horror film.  Currently she is working on a project on lesbian camp in 1950s popular culture.

The events are sponsored by the Department of English and the Sexuality Studies and Women’s Studies programs.  For additional information, contact Dr. Walter Squire, assistant professor of English,  at ext. 6-2860 or