Provost Kate Davy will give a slide presentation about her forthcoming book 'Lady Dicks and Lesbian Brothers: Staging the Unimaginable at the WOW Café Theatre' on Oct. 22

October 16, 2009

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DEARBORN / Oct. 16, 2009---Kate Davy, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, will give a slide presentation about her forthcoming book, Lady Dicks and Lesbian Brothers: Staging the Unimaginable at the WOW Café Theatre, on Thursday, Oct. 22 as part of the campus’s Women’s and Gender Studies Seminar Series.   

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 3 p.m. in Room 1500 of the Social Sciences Building on the UM-Dearborn campus.  A reception will follow the presentation.     

Davy, who also serves as professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at UM-Dearborn, will discuss the legacy of New York City’s WOW (Women’s One World) Café Theatre for both avant-garde theatre performance and feminist history. 

Davy earned her master’s degree and Ph.D. in drama and performance studies at New York University.  She has authored two books, including Lady Dicks and Lesbian Brothers: Staging the Unimaginable at the WOW Café Theatre, which will be published this year by the University of Michigan Press.   

For more information, contact Suzanne Bergeron, associate professor of women's studies and social sciences and director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, at sbergero@umd.umich.edu.

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