Talk | Camille Paglia
Images of Women in Hollywood History
Camille Paglia is University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at the University of the Arts, where she has taught since 1984. She is the author of numerous national best sellers, including Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (Yale University Press, 1990); Sex, Art, and American Culture (1992); Vamps & Tramps (1994); The Birds, a study of Alfred Hitchcock published in 1998 by the British Film Institute in its Film Classics Series; and Break, Blow, Burn: Camille Paglia Reads Forty-Three of the World's Best Poems (2005). Her sixth book, Glittering Images: A Journey through Art from Egypt to Star Wars, was released in 2012 by Pantheon. Paglia has written many articles on art, literature, popular culture, feminism, politics, and religion for publications around the world. "Madonna – Finally, a Real Feminist," her controversial 1990 New York Times op-ed piece, was selected by the newspaper as one of its most significant in the past 40 years. In 2010, her article, "Lady Gaga and the Death of Sex," was the cover story of the U.K.'s Sunday Times Magazine, for which she regularly writes; in 2012, the Magazine reprinted her essay on Alfred Hitchcock’s women, which had been commissioned by the British Film Institute for its Hitchcock retrospective. London’s Victoria and Albert Museum commissioned her essay, “Theater of Gender: David Bowie at the Climax of the Sexual Revolution”, for the catalog of its exhibit of Bowie’s costumes opening in March 2013. Paglia is a columnist and co-founding contributor at Salon.com, beginning with its debut issue in 1995. She has extensively lectured and appeared on television and radio in the U.S and abroad.