Kent State University “Encore” of Popular Katharine Hepburn Course Being Offered This Summer

Kent State University’s Women Studies Program is offering an encore of “Katharine Hepburn/A Rarity” during KSU's Summer II Session from June 6 - July 9 on Tuesday & Thursday, 6-9 p.m. on the Kent campus, and it is expected to fill up quickly.
Kate Hepburn Publicity Image -- KSU Museum
Kate Hepburn Publicity Image -- KSU Museum
April 13, 2011 - PRLog -- Kent State University’s Women Studies Program (WMST) is scheduling an encore of “Katharine Hepburn/A Rarity” for the upcoming Summer II Session from June 6 - July 9 on Tuesday & Thursday, 6-9 p.m. on the Kent campus.  Pre-session enrollment is now available through the registrar’s office or website.  

The popular course, which was inspired by Kent State University Museum’s acclaimed exhibition “Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen" (running until September 4), was quickly oversubscribed when offered for spring semester.

Created and taught by WMST Director Suzanne Holt, “Katharine Hepburn/A Rarity” examines the life, work and cultural significance of the legendary film actress.  Miss Hepburn (1907-2003) remains a role model for generations of women, a major fashion influence, and Hollywood’s number one female screen legend, having won four Academy Awards as Best Actress, a record that still stands (she was nominated 12 times).

“Katharine Hepburn is absolutely unique, a ‘rarity,’” says Professor Holt.  “She is fascinating: her life and iconic position reveals so much about the nature and status of women, about femininity and feminism, and about the many forces that shape all of us.”

In addition to studying her life and influence, students will see and discuss her films, and one full-length Hepburn movie (to be announced) will be presented in partnership with the Kent State University Museum. This screening will be open to the public as part of the museum’s Movie Date With Kate series as well.

Since class size is limited to thirty, expectations are the course will fill quickly.  For more details about “Katharine Hepburn/A Rarity,” email Dr. Holt at or call (330) 672-8042.

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