ASU Book Group: 'There She Goes Again' by Aviva Dove-Viebahn
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The ASU Book Group's March 2024 reading selection is "There She Goes Again: Gender, Power and Knowledge in Contemporary Film and Television” by Aviva Dove-Viebahn. The book group is open to all in the ASU community and meets monthly from noon–1 p.m. with two different options for attendance: either in-person at the Piper Writers House or virtually on Zoom (registration required for online attendance). In-person attendees are invited to join the author for lunch after at the University Club, no-host.
Haven't read the book? Come anyway! Authors are always present.
The author is an expert on "Charlie’s Angels," but not because she’s a huge fan of the cheesy TV series and movies that followed. Instead, "Charlie’s Angels" is one of the media franchises Dove-Viebahn examines in "There She Goes Again." At heart, the book asks under what terms and in what contexts women protagonists are imagined, envisioned, embodied, and replicated in media. Especially now, in a period of gradually increasing representation, women protagonists demonstrate the importance of considering how we should define—and whether we need—feminine forms of knowledge and power.
Aviva Dove-Viebahn is an assistant professor in the ASU Department of English's film and media studies program.
About the book group:
The ASU Book Group meetings and selections for 2023–24 are:
- Sep. 28 - “Lupine” by Jenny Irish
- Oct. 19 - “The Circle That Fits” by Kevin Lichty
- Nov. 16 - "Solving Modern Problems with a Stone-Age Brain" by Douglas Kenrick and David Lundberg-Kenrick
- Dec. - no meeting
- Jan. 25 - “Survival Math” by Mitchell S. Jackson
- Feb. 29 - “To Name the Bigger Lie” by Sarah Viren
- Mar. 28 - “There She Goes Again” by Aviva Dove-Viebahn
- Apr. 25 - "At the Hour Between Dog and Wolf" by Tara Ison
The ASU Book Group is sponsored as a community outreach initiative by the Department of English and organized in partnership with the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.