The annual Isom Student Gender Conference is held in late February or March. The conference includes presentations by graduate and undergraduate students as well as a featured keynote speaker. Conference dates and speakers are posted in December for the next year’s conference.
14th annual Isom Student Gender Conference “Insider/Outsider”, March 27-28, 2014.
The Conference will be in the Overby Center Conference Room on the Second Floor of Farley Hall (end closest to Lamar Hall).
Keynote Address by Laura Lippman “When Harriet the Spy Grew Up: Feminism and the Second Golden Age of American Crime Fiction.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Laura Lippman is the author of six New York Times bestselling novels in an oeuvre that includes the award-winning Tess Monaghan series, a collection of critically acclaimed stand-alone novels, and an anthology of award-winning short stories.
Laura began her career as a journalist; she was a reporter for twenty years, including twelve at The Baltimore Sun. She began writing novels while working fulltime, publishing seven Tess Monaghan books before leaving daily journalism in 2001. Her Tess books, eleven in all, have won virtually every major mystery prize including the Edgar, Anthony, Agatha, Nero Wolfe, Shamus, Gumshoe, Barry, Quill, and Macavity awards.
Laura has also received wide critical acclaim for her stand-alone novels, three of which were New York Times bestsellers—What the Dead Know, Life Sentences, and I’d Know You Anywhere. Her novel Every Secret Thing, optioned by Academy Award-winning actor Frances McDormand, is now in post-production.
Laura lives with her husband David Simon, and their daughter. They split their time between Baltimore and New Orleans.