Wed, March 8, 2006 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • GEB 3.312
The unflinching and indelible personal account of a young girl who endured abuse and the disturbing effects of religious hypocrisy within one of the most enigmatic sects of Christian fundamentalism. Adopted at birth by a family of Jehovah's Witnesses, Joy Castro ran away at fourteen. Now a professor of literature, she has written a literary memoir that explores the fragile intersections of gender, identity, sexuality, religion, violence, ethnicity, and the body. A reading with discussiDownload a poster for Joy Castro's lecture (PDF, 407K).