2018: Ione Damasco, Milestone Book Selection

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2018: Ione Damasco, Milestone Book Selection

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2018

Recognition

Promotion to the rank of Professor, University Libraries

Book Selection

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, by Angela Carter

Why the honoree chose the book

The Bloody Chamber opened me up to the possibilities of counternarrative and storytelling as a means of feminist resistance. Dreamlike, at times terrifying, and darkly sensual, this particular collection of reimagined fairy tales taught me about the need to liberate ourselves from the Western myths that have shaped some of our dangerous ideas around gender roles. Sometimes literature, and not hard research, can drive us to ask bigger questions about who we are and why we do the things we do.

2018: Ione Damasco, Milestone Book Selection

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