MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Tech’s free Humanities Lecture Series offers Jeff Johnson presenting “William Inge: Odd Man Out” on March 27 at 7 p.m.
Following his talk, in the Denius Student Center’s Hartley Room on campus, Johnson will sign copies of his book on Inge.
Johnson’s lecture focuses particularly on stereotypes and established gender roles, especially as they were reinforced socially during the 1940s and 1950s.
He’ll also explore how Inge challenges the sexual stereotypes in his most famous works, for example, Come Back, Little Sheba, Bus Stop and Picnic. Johnson
is the author of Pervert in the Pulpit: Morality in the Works of David Lynch, William Inge and the Subversion of Gender and The New Theatre of
the Baltics: From Soviet to Western Influence in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
His numerous awards include a research grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, two Fulbright teaching assignments, the New Florida Playwright
Award and the Florida Governor’s Screenwriting Award. Johnson teaches at Brevard Community College, Melbourne.
The presentation is open to the public. The Denius Student Center is located in the heart of the campus, off Country Club Road.
For more information, call (321) 674-8082.