As feminists, how do we love pop culture that doesn’t always love us back? Long-time pop culture writer Alison Gillmor will wander through film theory, fan culture and problematic faves, discussing the ways feminism has impacted her uneasy, unrequited crush on mainstream entertainment.
The Wendy Wersch Lecture is an annual event that celebrates the memory of Winnipeg artist Wendy Wersch and is dedicated to exploring issues
related to autonomy for women artists. The lectures focus on women in the arts as role models for innovative cultural investigation. The series builds awareness of feminist art criticism, activism and practice. This lecture, organized by the Wendy Wersch Memorial Committee, is supported by MAWA and The Winnipeg Foundation.
Alison Gillmor is a Winnipeg-based freelance journalist and educator. As well as being a pop culture columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press, she writes on art, design, books and film for numerous publications and has taught in the History of Art program at the University of Winnipeg.