The Inaugural Athena Film Festival
The latest issue of The Scholar & Feminist Online brings together some of the most esteemed scholars whose works tie analyses of reproductive technologies to frameworks for reproductive justice.
In February 2011, the inaugural Athena Film Festival presented over 25 films highlighting the multiplicity of women’s roles in the film industry—as actors, writers, directors, and producers.
On the first night of the first ever Athena Film Festival, I was sitting in the dimly lit Diana Oval waiting for the screening of “Desert Flower,” a movie about nomad-turned-supermodel Waris Dirie, to begin. The last flickers of light died down and the screen lit up. Talking ceased as a pre-feature clip sang out: “I will not be afraid of women...”
Sarah Hutton, a pioneer of the study of early modern women philosophers and scientists, explores some of the ways in which early modern and Enlightenment women conceived of liberty and equality, especially the notion that to think is to be free.
The Barnard alumna and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and columnist offers a unique perspective on the provocative topic.
The award-winning singer, songwriter, and performer Arie Thompson discusses why and how she translated Max Rouquette’s play Médée, his Occitan/French/Bambara version of Medea, for an American audience.
Barnard launched the Women's Studies Major in 1974. Alumna Lois Elfman '80 looks at the careers, changes, and challenges over 30 years.