Professor Anne Costain To Give Final Lecture In Chancellor's Spring Series

first_img Published: Feb. 20, 2000 University of Colorado at Boulder Professor Anne Costain will give the final lecture for the spring Chancellor’s Community Lecture Series. Professor Costain’s lecture, “Media Portrayal of Feminist Protest,” is on Tuesday, Feb. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel at The Academy, 970 Aurora Ave. in Boulder, completing the spring series titled “Women in the Field.” Costain, a professor of political science and associate dean of social sciences, will examine the way top American newspapers represented protests by the women’s movement during the 1980s and 1990s to see how the coverage influenced the movement’s political transformation. “I will give the audience a complete picture of how and when women’s groups are portrayed in the media,” Costain said. “They will also gain a better understanding of the multiple links between feminism and nonviolence.” Costain came up with the idea for the lecture when she was asked to present a paper at a conference called “Protest, The Public Sphere and Public Order” at the University of Geneva. “This started me thinking about possible relations between press coverage of women’s protest and the political role of American feminists,” Costain said. She has just co-edited a book with Simone Chambers titled “Democratic Discourse and the Media.” She also recently completed an article on “Women’s Movements and Non-Violence,” as part of a companion collection to the new Public Broadcasting Service television documentary “A Force More Powerful,” which deals with social movements and non-violence. Costain’s lecture will complete the second year for the Chancellor’s Community Lecture Series, which brings CU faculty into the community for talks ranging from arts and humanities to business and the sciences. The lecture series is co-sponsored by The Academy and the CU-Boulder Office of Community Relations and is free and open to the public. Parking for the final lecture is available around The Academy on Lincoln Place, Cascade Avenue, Aurora Avenue and 10th Street. For more information, contact the CU-Boulder Office of Community Relations at (303) 492-8384. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more