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Feminist author bell hooks to speak Jan. 15

Cultural critic, author and feminist theorist bell hooks will speak Jan. 15 as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium.

Celebrated as one of the nation's leading public intellectuals by The Atlantic Monthly, and named one of Utne Reader's "100 Visionaries Who Could Change Your Life," hooks divides her time among teaching, writing and lecturing around the world.

hooks, who signs her name in lower-case letters, has served as a professor in the English departments at Yale University and Oberlin College, and most recently as a Distinguished Professor of English at City College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is the author of more than 20 books, including "Rock My Soul," "Communion: The Female Search for Love," "Salvation: Black People and Love," "All About Love: New Visions," "Remembered Rapture: The Writer at Work," "Wounds of Passion: The Writing Life," "Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood," "Killing Rage: Ending Racism," "Art on My Mind: Visual Politics," and, with Cornell West, "Breaking Bread: Insurgent Black Intellectual Life." Her latest book, "Communion: The Female Search for Love," was released Dec. 24.

Co-sponsors of the program include Information Technology Central Services, the Law Library, the MLK Symposium Planning Committee, School of Information, University Housing and the University Library.

The free presentation will be in the Michigan Union Ballroom at 4:30 p.m. with a book signing immediately following the program.

For more information, contact Charles Ransom, (734) 764-7522 or


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