Wednesday May 27, 6:30 pm PST
Sexual Personae By Camille Paglia
Chapter 2: The Birth of the Western Eye, pg. 39 – 57
Come with a paragraph you find interesting that you want to discuss.
A provocative, fierce and divisive voice, Camille Paglia shatters the bullshit of contemporary and historical feminism to bushwhack a path forward for her daughters, the Amazonian Feminists.
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 words, identity the style of her prose, and work to understand before we reject or undermine her arguments. We will grapple with the implications of her work, and speculate about what these ideas may mean for us today.
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, with aspirations to understand what the possible means for Camille Paglia.