"Pill and Pen: Contraception and Unwanted Pregnancy in Literature and Popular Culture"


March 9, 2014 - 9:30am


Old Capitol, Senate Chamber

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Waltraud Maierhofer

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Author and chemist Carl Djerassi will give a keynote address at the symposium " Pill and Pen: Contraception and Unwanted Pregnancy in Literature and Popular Culture." The symposium will be held Friday, March 7 through Sunday, March 9 in various locations across the University of Iowa campus.

Djerassi will speak on “The Rise and Demise of the Pill” Saturday, March 8 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber. A full schedule of events and list of speakers can be found on the symposium website.

The Pill and Pen symposium is sponsored by the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and the departments of Chemistry; Cinema and Comparative Literature; and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Other sponsors include the Global Health Studies Program and the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies in International Programs, and the department of Pharmacology in the Carver College of Medicine. The event is also made possible by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, the Honors Program and the Center for Human Rights in the UI College of Law.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, contact Waltraud Maierhofer in advance at waltraud–maierhofer@uiowa.edu or at 866–465–1607.