This is an online seminar for Sexual Personae by Camille Paglia. This week we’ll be discussing Chapter 9 – Amazons, Mothers, Ghosts: Goethe to Gothic
Note any questions, passages or concepts you’d like to discuss. Newcomers are always welcome!
A fierce and provocative voice, Camille Paglia calls out the bullshit of contemporary and historical feminism, bushwhacking a path forward for her Amazonian Feminist daughters.
She will repel, inspire, intimidate, provoke and shock with her brilliant and outrageous magnum opus, Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson.
We will consider her work, chapter by chapter, by challenging ourselves to see the possibility in her prose, and work towards understanding before we undermine her arguments. We will grapple with the implications of her work, and think about their application.
I do not expect our conversations to be easy—this is a divisive text. Come prepared to step into a magic circle of generosity, where we consider this text as not the real, but rather the possible, aspiring to understand what that means for Camille Paglia.
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