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Introduction of Alumna's New Book at Collaborative Reading Event

Photo by Cara Judea Alhadeff, Ph.D.

A collaborative reading of embodied philosophy, introducing the interdisciplinary book: Viscous Expectations: Justice, Vulnerability, The Ob-scene by Penn State alumna Cara Judea Alhadeff, Ph.D., will be held Saturday, March 22, from 4:30 until 6:00 p.m. at Webster's Bookstore and Cafe in downtown State College.


Orchestrating text and color photography through the lens of vulnerability, Alhadeff explores embodied democracy as the intersection of technology, aesthetics, eroticism, and ethnicity.

Alhadeff’s 522 pages of theoretical text and extensive footnotes, and 92 color photographs and video stills present parallel, overlapping narratives. This fusion of imagery and theory explores the social and material body as a membrane that integrates the private and public, the individual and the social—a visceral, socio-political connection with the other.

Introductory Dialogue with Patty Satalia

Performers: Sarah Rich, associate professor of art history, Graeme Sullivan, director of Penn State's School of Visual Arts, Dorothy Blair, Christine Clark-Evans, and Alphonso Lingis