An expert on the image of women in advertising will speak at the University of Louisville Feb. 22 and at Bellarmine University Feb. 23.
is the author of three books: "Deadly Persuasion: The Advertising of Alcohol and Tobacco," "Can't Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel" and "So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids."
She has also made several documentary films and videos based on her research, including "Killing Us Softly: Advertising's Image of Women
" and "Spin the Bottle
," which examines the glamorization of alcohol and its impact on young adults. She has been a guest on radio and television programs including "Today" and "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
Kilbourne's hour-long presentations at UofL and Bellarmine are open to the public, include free parking and are offered on a first come, first seated basis. The talks will be followed by a question-and-answer session and book signing.
Topics and location details are:
- The Naked Truth: What are Advertisers Really Selling Us?, Feb. 22, 7 p.m., Bigelow Hall, Miller Information Technology Center, UofL. Enter campus from Warnock Street and follow signs to free parking.
- Deadly Persuasion: Advertising and Addiction, Feb. 23, 7 p.m., George G. Brown Center’s Frazier Hall at Bellarmine. [Campus map]
Kilbourne is appearing at Bellarmine as part of the university's alcohol awareness week. Her appearance is made possible by the Bellarmine Activities Council, the Counseling Center
, the Institute for Media, Culture and Ethics
, the School of Communication
, and Gail and Edward Henson.