Women’s and Gender Studies lecture views plagiaris...

Women’s and Gender Studies lecture views plagiarism through feminist lens

The long-term impact that plagiarism accusations have on faculty and students will be the topic of the next MTSU Women’s and Gender Studies Research lecture.

“Feminism and Radical Trust: Stories of Plagiarism and Its People” is slated for 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in Room 100C of the James Union Building. The presenter will be Kate Pantelides, director of general education English and an associate professor in the Department of English.

Dr. Kate Pantelides, Department of English

Dr. Kate Pantelides

Pantelides said she will demonstrate “how the discourses associated with language use in the classroom are broken and the institutional obsessions with plagiarism and its many trappings break a fundamental trust in the classroom, a trust necessary for the courage and risk-taking students need to develop as writers and thinkers.”

She said she will share stories of faculty and students involved in plagiarism accusations, the effect on their writing behaviors and their long-term mistrust of the university as an institution.

The lens through which Pantelides examines this subject is “radical trust,” which she describes as “a feminist pedagogical response to invite learning in the classroom” and a way to disrupt institutional inequity.

This event is free and open to the public. Remote attendance is available via videoconference at

For more information, contact the Women’s and Gender Studies office at 615-898-5931 or

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