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News FILM PRODUCER SUT JHALLY LECTURES ON MEDIA, VIOLENCE AND MASCULINITY AT MARLBORO COLLEGE, FEBRUARY 2

MARLBORO, VT - (January 20th, 2010) - Marlboro College will present a free, open to the public lecture by author and film producer Sut Jhally at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, February 2nd at Ragle Hall.

Entitled "Tough Guise: Media, Violence and Masculinity," Jhally's presentation will examine gender and violence in popular media, focusing on the way in which "normal" definitions of masculinity position violence, intimidation and threat as key components of modern manhood. Also examined are ways to live outside of these constraining stories, so that boys have a chance of becoming "better men."

Sut Jhally is Professor of Communication at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Founder and Executive Director of the Media Education Foundation (MEF). He is one of the world's leading scholars looking at the role played by advertising and popular culture in the processes of social control and identity construction. The author of numerous books and articles on media (including The Codes of Advertising and Enlightened Racism) he is also an award-winning teacher (a recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Massachusetts, where the student newspaper has also voted him "Best professor"). In addition, he has been awarded the Distinguished Outreach Award, and was selected to deliver a Distinguished Faculty Lecture in 2007.

He is best known as the producer and director of a number of films and videos (including Dreamworlds: Desire/Sex/Power in Music Video; Tough Guise: Media, Violence and the Crisis of Masculinity; and Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire) that deal with issues ranging from gender, sexuality and race to commercialism, violence and politics. Born in Kenya, raised in England, educated in graduate studies in Canada, he currently lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Images available upon request. For more information, contact the Marlboro College Public Relations department at 802-251-7644 or pr@marlboro.edu. In the event of inclement weather, please call 802-451-7151 for cancellation information.

For over 60 years, Marlboro College has offered undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, master's degree programs for working adults in the areas of educational technology, internet technologies, health care administration and an MBA in Managing for Sustainability. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 300-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont.


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