SOMETHING TO OFFEND EVERYONE: THE MUCKRACKING LIFE AND TIMES OF JESSICA MITFORD
Monday, March 20th, 2017
Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue (34th Street)
Free and Open to the Public
Carla Kaplan is the Davis Distinguished Professor of American Literature at Northeastern University, an NEH “Public Scholar” Fellow, and Chair of the Editorial Board of Signs, as well as the author of the award-winning books Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance and Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters, both New York Times Notable Books. Her forthcoming biography is of Jessica Mitford, called “Queen of the Muckrakers” – a British-born aristocrat who became an American radical with a deep belief in fact-based news and the power of citizen advocacy and activism.
Co-sponsored with The Leon Levy Center for Biography, CUNY Graduate Center’s PhD Programs in History and English, MA Program in Liberal Studies, MA Program in Women’s and Gender Studies, The Center for the Humanities and The Feminist Press.