Edmund White Named Kessler Lecturer

Noted author Edmund White has been named the CLAGS David R. Kessler Lecturer for 1993. He is scheduled to deliver a public lecture on November 12, 1993 to be preceded by a dinner and followed by a reception. Edmund White is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of numerous essays published in The New York Times Book Review, Vogue, and Vanity Fair. Among his many books are: Forgetting Elena; Nocturnes for the King of Naples: States of Desire: A Boy’s Own Story; Caracole; and The Beautiful Room is Empty. He has recently completed a biography of Jean Genet, to be published in the United States in November. White has taught at Columbia University, has been the executive director of the New York Institute for the Humanities, and is currently Professor of English at Brown University. The Kessler Lecture was established with a generous endowment to CLAGS from Dr. David R. Kessler, a San Francisco psychiatrist. Last year’s Kessler Lecturer was Joan Nestle, writer and co-founder of the Lesbian Herstory Archives. She spoke to a standing-room-only audience about the life and work of Mabel Hampton. The exact time and location of the 1993 Kessler lecture will be announced at a later date.