The #MeToo movemovent will be the focus of an Oct. 30 lecture by professor Leigh Gilmore at the University of Maine.

Gilmore’s free public talk, “Graphic Witness: Testimony, Confession, and the #MeToo Movement” at 4:30 p.m. in Minsky Recital Hall is part of the Stephen E. King Chair Lecture Series.

Gilmore is the Distinguished Visiting Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies at Wellesley College. She is the author of “Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives,” “The Limits of Autobiography: Trauma and Testimony,” “Autobiographics: A Feminist Theory of Women’s Self-Representation,” and co-author with Elizabeth Marshall of “Witnessing Girlhood: Life Writing, Trauma, and Childhood.”

She writes for NPR’s “The Conversation” and “Cognoscenti” and has appeared widely as a guest analyst of the #MeToo movement.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Caroline Bicks at [email protected] or 581-3819.

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