Laura Kipnis is an author, teacher, cultural critic and former video artist whose work focuses on sexual politics, emotion, acting out and generally bad behavior.
Kipnis will present Narcissism: A Defense, the annual Genevieve Staudt Intercultural Lecture, on Tuesday, March 5, at Elmhurst College. Tickets are available at the door or by visiting www.elmhurst.edu/tix.
Kipnis’ wide-ranging, provocative books have been translated into 15 languages. "The New York Times" writes that in "Against Love: A Polemic" and "How to Become a Scandal," Kipnis "has combined sharp analysis with blistering wit to challenge prevailing notions about love and sex, power and desire, hubris and retribution in American life."
A radio/TV/film professor at Northwestern University, Kipnis also is a contributor to "Slate," "Harper's," "The Nation," "Playboy" and "The New York Times Magazine."
The Genevieve Staudt Guestship Lecture is delivered annually during Women’s History Month at Elmhurst College. It is named for the College’s former dean of students, who served the College for 30 years and left an indelible stamp of leadership.
Elmhurst College is a leading liberal arts college located eight miles west of Chicago. The College’s mission is to prepare its students for meaningful and ethical work in a multicultural, global society. Approximately 3,400
full- and part-time students are enrolled in its 23 undergraduate academic departments and 10 graduate degree programs.