Celebrate Valentine's Day at Chicago's feminist bookstore as we welcome the Chicago Reader's editor in chief Anne Elizabeth Moore for a reading, discussion, and book signing in honor of her newest book, Sweet Little Cunt: The Graphic Work of Julie Doucet.
One of the most influential women in independent comics, Julie Doucet, receives a full-length critical overview from a noted chronicler of independent media and critical gender theorist. Grounded in a discussion of mid-1990s media and the discussion of women's rights that fostered it, this book addresses longstanding questions about Doucet's role as a feminist figure, master of the comics form, and object of masculine desire. Doucet's work is hilarious, charming, thoughtful, brilliant, and challenging, even three decades on.
Anne Elizabeth Moore has written on human trafficking, the garment trade, sex work, and comics, from Germany, Cambodia, Finland, and throughout the US. She is the former editor of Punk Planet and the Best American Comics series from Houghton Mifflin, as well as a Fulbright Senior Scholar. Her comics journalism project with Melissa Mendes on Detroit, The Only Interesting City in America, received a National Endowment for the Arts award. Anne Elizabeth Moore is an award-winning journalist, best-selling comics anthologist, and internationally lauded cultural critic. Her book Unmarketable was named Best Book of 2007 by Mother Jones. Body Horror is on the Nonfiction Shortlist for the 2017 Chicago Review of Books Nonfiction Award and was named a Best Book of 2017 by the Chicago Public Library. She teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the College for Creative Studies. She was born in Winner, SD and in 2016, was awarded a fellowship in Detroit's unique Write A House program.