Breathless

NOV 21, 2013 | 6:00 PM

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WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

9100: Skylight Room

WHEN:

November 21, 2013: 6:00 PM

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ADMISSION:

Free

Description

Join writers, scholars, and memoirists for a conversation about Nancy K. Miller’s new memoir, Breathless: An American Girl in Paris, a coming-of-age story set in the 1960s. Why was Paris the place to be for fifties girls? What was sex like before feminism? Miller’s memoir chronicles her romantic misadventures, domestic apprenticeship, and minor forays into French cuisine. Wayne Koestenbaum, Tahneer Oksman, and Kamy Wicoff will consider these questions and others, as they reflect on the pleasures and pitfalls of memoir and the dangers of self-disclosure.

Cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Women and Society and the Leon Levy Center for Biography at the Graduate Center, CUNY