Renowned film critic discusses gender at SBC

| October 29, 2013

Feminist film critic and author Molly Haskell will speak at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Wailes Lounge in the Elston Inn and Conference Center at Sweet Briar College. A book signing and reception will follow her lecture “Gender, Films and Feminism,” which is sponsored by Sweet Briar’s Lectures and Events Committee. The event is free and open to the public.

Molly Haskell ’61. Photo by Jim Carpenter.

Haskell graduated from Sweet Briar College in 1961 and continued her education at the University of London and the Sorbonne before settling in New York. She began her career at the French Film Office, later moving to The Village Voice, New York magazine and Vogue.

She has served as artistic director of the Sarasota French Film Festival, on the selection committee of the New York Film Festival, as associate professor of film at Barnard College and as adjunct professor of film at Columbia University. She won a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2010 and was featured in the Library of America’s 2006 “American Movie Critics.”

Haskell’s books include “From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies,” “Love and Other Infectious Diseases,” “Holding My Own in No Man’s Land: Women and Men and Films and Feminists,” and “Frankly My Dear: Gone with the Wind Revisited,” which was part of Yale University Press’s American Icon series. Her latest book, “My Brother, My Sister,” about transgender and family, has just been released and was named a top 10 memoir of fall 2013 by Publishers Weekly.

“As the conversation surrounding the unknowns of what causes transgender continues, this work makes a significant contribution to its literature,” the magazine writes.

For more information about the event, contact Kathy Rehak at krehak@sbc.edu.

Janika Carey

Category: Academics