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Women Of The Middle East Subject Of TWU’s Thompson Memorial Lecture

10/1/04


DENTON — Social anthropologist and author Dr. Nancy Lindisfarne will offer insights into women of the Middle East during the 14th Annual Joyce Thompson Memorial Lecture, Nov. 9, at Texas Woman’s University. The lecture will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Classroom and Laboratory Building, located near the intersection of Bell Avenue and East College Street. Admission is free and open to the public.

Dr. Lindisfarne has done ethnographic fieldwork in Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey and Syria. She was a senior lecturer on the anthropology of the Arab world at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and she has published more than 60 articles on gender, marriage and Islam.

The Joyce Thompson Lectureship is an annual event honoring the memory of Dr. Joyce Thompson, professor of English, who served as a member of the TWU faculty from 1977 until her death in 1992 at the age of 48. She was the founder of the Women and American Literature and the Ethnic Literature courses at TWU.

Author of more than 30 published works, Dr. Thompson’s major writings included Marking A Trail: A History of the Texas Woman's University, Texas Women: The Myth/The Reality and Ladies' Firsts: A Miscellany.

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