Humanities Washington Speaker Amy Peloff presents “Should I Still Watch This Show? Pop Culture in the #MeToo Era” at two peninsula libraries this month.
Peloff presents at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., and at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, Peloff — a media and feminist scholar — asks important questions including: “How do we weigh the cultural value of art against the behavior of the individual creating it?” “What do we think accountability in the #MeToo movement should look like?” “Do the decisions we make around our pop culture consumption even matter?”
Join in a conversation about the value of art and entertainment,and the value of being held to account.
Peloff is an affiliate assistant professor of gender, women and sexuality studies at the University of Washington. Her writing on feminism has encompassed a variety of pop culture topics from Dolly Parton to “Doctor Who.” She studies ways that ideas about identities are created, presented and shared through media and entertainment.
Humanities Washington “sparks conversation and critical thinking using story as a catalyst, nurturing thoughtful and engaged communities across the state.” The presentation is part of the program’s Speakers Bureau series, one that features a roster of 34 cultural experts and scholars providing public presentations across the state that encourage audiences to think, learn and engage in conversation. For more about Speakers Bureau, visit www.humanities.org/programs/speakers.
This program is funded by Humanities Washington and Friends of the Library groups.