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"Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men" lecture at Transylvania Tuesday, September 22, at 7 p.m.; free and open to the public

Michael KimmelLEXINGTON, Ky.—Leading researcher and writer on topics of men and masculinity, Michael Kimmel, will speak at Transylvania University’s William T. Young Campus Center, Tuesday, September 22, at 7 p.m. The lecture, titled “Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men,” is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture.

Kimmel is the author or editor of more than 20 books, including Changing Men: New Directions in Research on Men and Masculinity, The Politics of Manhood, and his newest book Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men.  His documentary history, Against the Tide: Pro-Feminist Men in the United States, 1776-1990 (Beacon, 1992), chronicled men who supported women’s equality since the founding of the country. This “inspiring, path-breaking collection of remarkable documents” (Dissent) was also called “meticulously researched” (Booklist) and a “pioneering volume” which “will serve as an inspirational sourcebook for both women and men.” (Publishers’ Weekly).

Kimmel will speak to Transylvania students at two prior sessions on Tuesday. At 11 a.m., he will present “Mars and Venus, or Planet Earth: Women and Men in a New Millennium” in Haggin Auditorium and at 12:30 p.m., he will present “Globalization and its Mal(e) contents: Gender on the Extreme Right” in the faculty/staff lounge.

Kimmel’s talks at Transylvania are part of Transy’s collaboration with the Women and Gender Studies program at Eastern Kentucky University and the Gender and Women’s department at the University of Kentucky. Kimmel will also be presenting programs at those institutions.

For more information, contact the public relations office at (859) 233-8120.