The Reckonings: Essays by Lacy M. Johnson


Location: 339 O'Shaughnessy

The Reckonings Book Cover

This extraordinary, timely new collection of essays by the award-winning writer of The Other Side—rooted in her own experience with sexual assault—pursues questions of justice, sexual violence, and retribution.

In 2014, Lacy Johnson was giving a reading from The Other Side, her “instant classic” (Kirkus Reviews) memoir of kidnapping and rape, when a woman asked her what she would like to happen to her rapist. This collection, a meditative extension of that answer, draws from philosophy, art, literature, mythology, anthropology, film, and other fields, as well as Johnson’s personal experience, to consider how our ideas about justice might be expanded beyond vengeance and retribution to include acts of compassion, patience, mercy, and grace.

Gender Studies Book Club

The Reckonings: Essays by Lacy M. Johnson
Friday, February 22, 2019
339 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Moderator: Joseph Thomas

Free copies to first 15 attendees

Open to Students, Staff and Faculty

Sponsored by the Gender Studies Genevieve D. Willis Endowment for Excellence