Can’t Buy My Love Author to Speak at Rhodes


Publication Date: 8/31/2007

Dr. Jean Kilbourne, author of Can′t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel, will present "Deadly Persuasion: Advertising and Addiction" September 18 at Rhodes College. Free and open to the public, the lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center.

The Rhodes presentation is part of the Frank M. Gilliland Symposium established in 1984 that annually brings to Rhodes one of America’s most influential public intellectuals.

Kilbourne is widely recognized for her work on alcohol and tobacco advertising and images of women in advertising. She served as an advisor to former Surgeons General C. Everett Koop and Antonia Novello and has testified for the U.S. Congress.

Her award-winning documentaries include “Killing Us Softly,” “Slim Hopes,” and “Calling the Shots.” Her book, Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel, won the Distinguished Publication Award from the Association for Women in Psychology in 2000.

In addition, her writings have been published in The New York Times, the International Journal of Advertising, USA Today and The Journal of the American Medical Women’s Association.

Kilbourne has been listed among the most popular speakers on college campuses by The New York Times Magazine, and she has twice received the Lecturer of the Year award from the National Association for Campus Activities.

Those with specific inquiries about Kilbourne’s lecture at Rhodes can contact John Rone at 901-843-3888.