DePaul Women’s Network (DWN) is hosting their 2015 Fall Faculty Forum and English Department Chair Francesca Royster will be delivering the keynote address “Rejuvenate!:Eartha Kitt, Dance, and Life-writing as a form of Re-animation.”
The event is Wednesday, October 14 from 4:00-5:30 pm in the Lincoln Park Student Center Room 324.
Registration closes on October 12 and seats are limited. To register follow the link here.
The event is free and open to all DePaul faculty, staff, and students.
Dr. Royster teaches courses in Critical Race Theory, Gender and Queer Theory, African American Literature, Shakespeare, and Early Modern Literature. She received her PhD from University of California, Berkeley and is the author of Sounding Like a No-No: Queer Sounds and Eccentric Acts in the Post-Soul Era as well as Becoming Cleopatra: The Shifting Image of an Icon. Her creative and scholarly work has been published in Biography, Shakespeare Quarterly, Shakespeare Studies, Performance Research international, Women in Performance, as well as The Huffington Post, Chicago Literati, and Windy City Times among others.
She has trained and volunteered as a counselor for the Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline and has served on non-profit boards such as Women and Girl CAN and Beyondmedia Education, a past organization focusing on grassroots media activism for women and youth. Her other interests include activism through writing, performance and other forms of art, and learning to play jazz on the upright bass.