EventsAuthor Anne Elizabeth Moore Discusses Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes

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Author Anne Elizabeth Moore Discusses Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes

6:00 PM – 7:15 PM
Harold Washington Library Center


In Body Horror, award-winning journalist and Fulbright scholar Anne Elizabeth Moore explores the global toll of capitalism on women with thorough research and surprising humor.

Every day, heinous acts are perpetrated on women's bodies in the political economy—whether for entertainment, in the guise of medicine or due to the conditions of labor that propel consumerism. These essays range from probing journalistic investigations, such as Moore's reporting on the labor conditions of the Cambodian garment industry, to the uncomfortably personal, as when Moore, who suffers from several autoimmune disorders, examines her experiences seeking care and community in the increasingly complicated (and problematic) American health care system. Featuring illustrations by Xander Marro, Body Horror is a fascinating and revealing portrait of the gore of contemporary American culture and politics.

Moore's recent work includes an ongoing comics journalism series on Detroit water, land and housing rights for Truthout, as featured on Teen Vogue and recently awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant; and the award-winning graphic narrative Threadbare, featured in an international comics journalism exhibition and conference upcoming in Portugal. She is also the founding editor of the Best American Comics series for Houghton Mifflin, former editor of Punk Planet, and author of cult classic Cambodian Grrrl and Unmarketable (Best Book, Mother Jones 2007).

Doors to the Reception Hall open at 5 p.m. Seating is first come, first served (80 maximum). Books are available for purchase, and the author will autograph books at the end of the program.

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