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SYMPOSIUM EVENTS

  Post-Symposium Events October 19 - November 29, 2004  

Tuesday, October 19   Library Lower Level Classroom
  5:40 - 6:40 p.m.   Agatha Christie's Miss Marple & the Cozy Genre
Speakers: Susan Stall, Sociology & Women's Studies; Carrie Channell, author of "Coffee and Murder" in Felonious Felines, 2000
  6:50 - 8:20 p.m.   Video: Agatha Christie's "Bertram Hotel"
October 21 - 23; 27 - 30   NEIU Stage Theater
  7:30 p.m.   Tom Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound
Tuesday, October 26   FA-104
  10:50a.m. - 12:05 p.m.   Killer Robot? - Examining Computer Ethics Through Detective Fiction
Speaker: Netiva Caftori, Computer Science & Women's Studies
Tuesday, October 26   Library Lower Level Classroom
  5:40 - 7:20 p.m.   Video: "Women of Mystery: Three Writers Who Forever Changed Detective Fiction"
Response Panel: Audrey Reynolds, Anthropology, Linguistics and Philosophy; Terri Rothstein, Associate Provost
  7:30 - 8:20 p.m.   Women Rewrite the Male Detective in British Detective Fiction
Panelists: Audrey Reynolds. Anthropology, Philosophy, Linguistics & Communications; Terri Rothstein, Associate Provost
Thursday, October 28   SU-003
  12:15 - 1:30 p.m.   The Female Detective-Challenging the Conventions of Gender & Genre
Linda Mizejewski, author of Hardboiled & High Heeled: The Woman Detective in Popular Culture (2004)
  1:40 - 2:40 p.m.   Prime-Time Women Investigators
Linda Mizejewski, author of Hardboiled & High Heeled: The Woman Detective in Popular Culture (2004)
Thursday, October 28   5233 N. Clark
  7:30 p.m.   Uncommon Detectives Discussion: Eleanor Taylor Bland and Linda Mizejewski
Author of Hardboiled & High-Heeled: The Woman Detective in Popular Culture, Linda Mizejewski joins Eleanor Taylor Bland for a discussion about gender and multiculturalism in contemporary detective fiction. Bland, author of the mystery series featuring female African American detective Marti MacAlister, has just published a great new anthology, Shades of Black: Crime and Mystery Stories by African-American Writers.
Tuesday, November 2   Library Lower Level Classroom
  5:50 - 7:00 p.m.   Detecting Inequality in Children's Historical Literature
Speaker: Harriette Gillem Robinet, author of children's multicultural historical fiction including Walking to the Bus Rider Blues
  7:10 – 7:50 p.m.   Nancy Drew Meets the Hardy Boys
Speaker: Susan Stall, Sociology and Women's Studies
  7:50 – 8:20 p.m.   Rewriting Nancy Drew: The Nancy Clue Series
Speaker: Cinnamon Reiheld, Sarah’s Inn & Women’s Studies, NEIU
Tuesday, November 9   Library Lower Level Classroom
  5:50 - 6:30 p.m.   The African-American PI
Speaker: Susan Stall, Sociology & Women's Studies
  6:30 - 7:20 p.m.   Decision-making in the Theater Adaptation of Walter Mosely's A Red Death
Speaker: David Barr, Playwright
  7:30 p.m.   Staged reading of playwright David Barr's adaptation of Walter Mosley's A Red Death
NEIU Studio Theater, F-109
Tuesday, November 16   Library Lower Level Classroom
  5:50 - 6:50 p.m.   Follow the Evidence: Sexual Violence in Women's Detective Fiction
Speaker: Martha Thompson, Sociology & Women's Studies
  7:00 - 8:20 p.m.   Negotiating Relationships, Negotating Sexualities in Detective Fiction
Panelists: Michael Allen Dymmoch, author of Jack Caleb & John Thinnes Series; Libby Fischer Hellmann, author of Ellie Foreman Series; Mark Richard Zubro, author of Tom & Scott Series
Tuesday, November 23   Library Lower Level Classroom
  5:40 - 7:10 p.m.   Multiethnic/Multiracial Voices Transform the Detective Fiction Genre
Panelists: Tim Libretti, English and Women's Studies (Victoria Heckman); Nancy Matthews, Justice Studies & Women's Studies (Sujata Massey); June Sochen, History and Women's Studies (Faye Kellerman); Nancy Spencer, Anthropology (Tony Hillerman); Robert Walker, Author (Quiana Aquillar)
  7:20 - 8:40 p.m.   Video Clip: Tony Hillerman's A Thief of Time
Tuesday, November 30   Library Lower Level Classroom
  5:40 - 6:55 p.m.   African Scholars Respond to the Miss Marple of Botswana in The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Panelists: Jane Kamau, Anthropology; Wamucii Njogu, Sociology, African/African American Studies and Women's Studies