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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday Noon:
You Play the Girl: A Reading and Conversation with Carina Chocano

12:15 PM
Hampton Room, Malott Commons
Scripps College
345 E. 9th Street
9th and Columbia
Claremont, 91711
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(909) 607-1870

In the spirit of Roxane Gay, Rebecca Solnit, and Susan Sontag, Carina Chocano's "You Play the Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Trainwrecks, & Other Mixed Messages" examines the dramatic and often damaging ways that pop culture influences female identity. Cultural touchstones -- from Bugs Bunny to Playboy Bunnies, from "Flashdance" to Frozen -- serve as entry points to Chocano's personal reflections and surface some familiar truths about the challenges of locating oneself in the face of an often abstract ideal of womanhood.

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