Naomi Wolf, author of The Beauty Myth and The End of America, has never been one to shy away from controversy. In her latest book, Vagina: A New Biography, Wolf tackles the complex subject of female sexuality with the help of Concordia psychology professor Jim Pfaus.
The two are soon set to share their research relationship with a live audience through a public conversation on the topic, the first of four in the Concordia University-Globe and Mail National Conversation Series on aging well. With the Globe and Mail’s André Picard as moderator, Wolf and Pfaus will appear on the stage of Concordia’s D.B. Clarke Theatre* at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 7.
For Pfaus, who is a member of the Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology, this will be a happy reunion. “Naomi spent a solid week in my lab while doing research for her latest book. It will be great to see her again and to rekindle our conversation on how the connection between the vagina and the brain influences a woman's mood and creativity.”
While the book has had its share of critics, Pfaus remains an ardent supporter of Wolf’s work and applauds her foray into neuroscience. “This public conversation is sure to get a lot of people talking – and I can’t wait,” enthuses Pfaus.
When: Thursday, February 7, 2013, at 7 p.m.
*Where (updated from original posting): D.B. Clarke Theatre, Henry F. Hall Building (1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.), Sir George Williams Campus
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