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SYMPOSIUM EVENTS

  Symposium Events October 2 - 16, 2004  

Saturday, October 2
  10:00 a.m. - noon   Discriminating Crime: Detective Fiction on the Social Margins
Newberry Library Seminar, Saturday, October 2 - December 4
  2:00 - 4:00 p.m.   An Afternoon with Author, Poet, and Activist Lucha Corpi
Mexican Fine Arts Center, Sor Juana Festival
Monday, October 4   Student Union, Golden Eagles Room
  10:30a.m.   Lucha Corpi reads Where Fireflies Dance/Ali, Donde Bailan Las Luciernagas with Chicago public school children
Monday, October 4   CLS-2094
  2:50 - 4:05 p.m.   Issues of Gender & Ethnicity in Lucha Corpi's Detective Fiction
Speaker: Christina Gomez, Sociology, Mexican and Caribbean Studies
Tuesday, October 5   CLS-2094
  1:40 - 2:40 p.m.   Fiction vs. Reality:
Women Detecting and Crime Reporting in the Chicago Police Department

Moderator: Ruth Handel, litracy specialist, political activist and writer / publicist
Speakers: Barbara D'Amato, author of Suze Figueroa & Norm Bennis Mystery Series
Gera-Lind Kolarik, crime reporter and author of Freed to Kill (1990)
Tuesday, October 5   CLS-2056
  2:50 - 4:05 p.m.   Exploring Social Issues in Detective Fiction and Crime Reporting
Moderator: Audrey Natcone, Justice Studies & Women's Studies
Speakers: Barbara D'Amato, author of Suze Figueroa & Norm Bennis Mystery Series
Gera-Lind Kolarik, crime reporter and author of Freed to Kill (1990)
Tuesday, October 5   SU-214
  4:15 - 5:30 p.m.   Reception for Lucha Corpi
Sponsored by the Mexican and Caribbean Studies Program
  5:40 - 6:55 p.m.   Lucha Corpi's Detective Fiction of Resistance: Rethinking Law & Order From a Chicana Historical Perspective
Speakers: Lucha Corpi, author of Gloria Damasco Series
  7:05 - 8:20 p.m.   Writer Meets "Critics": A Roundtable Discussion with Lucha Corpi
Lucha Corpi with Panelists: Tim Libretti, author of "Lucha Corpi and the Politics of Detective Fiction" in Multicultural Detective Fiction: Murder from the "Other" Side, 1999; Christina Gomez, Sociology & Mexican & Caribbean Studies; Maria Luna, ENLACE Program; Fernando Moreno, Honors Program
Wednesday, October 6   SCI-242
  5:40 - 6:55 p.m.  Investigating the Status of Women in Detective Fiction - An Exchange
August P. Aleksy, Jr., Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore; Linda Dawaskin, Something Wicked Bookstore; Judy Duhl, Scotland Yard Bookstore; Sylvia Foti, Sisters in Crime
Thursday, October 7   SCI-113
  12:15 - 1:30 p.m.   Sleuthing Through Mathematical Economics
Presenter: Diane L. Stehman, Economics, Geography and Environmental Studies
Thursday, October 7   Location: CLS-2094
  1:40 - 2:40 p.m.   Usual Suspects, Unusual Sleuths
Moderator: Brenda Murphy, NEIU Alumnae, Women & Children First Bookstore
Panelists: Diane Haslett, Social Work and Women's Studies, University of Maine; Alex Matthews, author of Cassidy McCabe Series; June Sochen, History and Women's Studies
Thursday, October 7   CLS-2056
  2:50 - 4:05 p.m.   First Wave Feminists Detect
Presenter: Audrey Natcone, Justice Studies & Women's Studies
Friday, October 8   FA-216
  Noon - 12: 50 p.m.   The Social Worker as Sleuth
Speaker: Diane Haslett, Social Work and Women's Studies, University of Maine
Saturday, October 9   CLS-2094
  10:50 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.   Ethnic & Class Relations in Tony Hillerman's Detective Fiction
Speaker: Rohan De Silva, Sociology
Sunday, October 10   DuSable Museum
  2:00 - 4:00 p.m.   An Afternoon with Detection Fiction Writer Barbara Neely
Speaker: Barbara Neely
Monday, October 11   Library Lower Level Classroom
  10:00 - 11: 50 a.m.   The Mysterious Teen
Moderator: Sara Lifson, NEIU Reference Librarian
Panelists: Gini Baker, Millburn School; Rick Kinnebrew, Evanston Public Library; Cindy Welch, U of IL Library and Information Science; Michelle Wilson, Glencoe Public Library
Monday, October 11   CLS-2094
  2:50 - 4:05 p.m.   Exposing & Exploring the Color Line - Blanche Among the Talented Tenth
Speaker: Christina Gomez, Sociology, Mexican and Caribbean Studies
Monday, October 11   SCI-242
  5:40 - 6:55 p.m.   Working Class Women Sleuths Clean Up! - Blanche White Meets Lily Bard
Staged Reading: Barbara Scott, Sociology, African/African-American Studies and Women's Studies; Martha Thompson, Sociology and Women's Studies
Tuesday, October 12   CLS-2094
  1:40 - 2:40 p.m.   Activity Hour: Relationship Issues & Challenges in the Lives of Female Sleuths
Panelists: Eleanor Taylor Bland, author of Marti McCallister Series; Libby Fischer Hellmann, author of Elle Foreman Series; Barbara Neely, author of Blanche White Series
Tuesday, October 12   CLS-2056
  2:50 - 4:05 p.m.   Learning from Detective Fiction: Justice from an African- American Woman Cop's & Journalist's Perspectives
Moderator: David Barr, playwright, adaptation of Walter Mosley's A Red Death
Panelists: Eleanor Taylor Bland; and Chris Benson, author of Special Interest, 2001 and "Double Dealing" in Shades of Black, 2004
Tuesday, October 12   Student Union, Golden Eagle Room
  4:15 - 5:30 p.m.   Reception for Barbara Neely and other honored guests in celebration of NEIU's new African and Afirican American Studies Program
Tuesday, October 12   Student Union, Recital Hall
  5:40 - 6:55 p.m.   Blanche Talks Back-Speaking Truth to Power Through Detective Fiction
Speaker: Barbara Neely, Author of Blanche White Series
  7:05 - 8:20 p.m.   Response Panel to Barbara Neely - Using the Blanche White Series as a Classroom Text
Respondents: Erica Meiners, Educational Leadership & Women's Studies; BarBara Scott, African/African American Studies & Women's Studies; Brett Stockdill, Sociology, Women's Studies, and Mexian and Caribbean Studies
Saturday, October 16   Budlong Woods Library
  2:00 - 3:30 p.m.   Women of Mystery:
Three Writers Who Forever Changed Detective Fiction

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