Date: Tuesday, January 14th
Address: Home of Diane Schwartz, 2699 Wicklow Road, Shaker Heights, OH 44120
Elizabeth M. and William C. Treuhaft Professor of Humanities and French, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences, CWRU
Dr. Lathers received her Ph.D. from Brown University. She is the author of three books: The Aesthetics of Artifice: Villiers’ L’Eve Future (1996); Bodies of Art: French Literary Realism and the Artist’s Model (2001); and Space Oddities: Women and Outer Space in Popular Film and Culture, 1960-2000 (2010). She has also translated Gilbert Doho’s People Theater and Grassroots Empowerment in Cameroon (2006).
She is the author of articles in reviews including The Romanic Review, Feminist Studies, Woman’s Art Journal, Frontiers: A Journal of Woman Studies, French Civilization, and Mosaic.
Dr. Lathers teaches all levels of French language and literature and SAGES seminars on women in outer space, space travel in film and literature, and the planet Mars in film and literature. She leads the French spring study abroad service program in Montreal, and is the coordinator for the Mars Research Group at CWRU
Dr. Lathers has received the NEH Fellowship, Summer Stipend, and Summer Seminar Grant (for The American Academy in Rome); a Fulbright Teaching and Research Award (Cameroon) and a Camargo Foundation Fellowship (Cassis, France). At CWRU, she has received the Mortar-Board Top Prof Award and the Women of Achievement Award in 2012.
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