Upcoming Public Event: Lesbian Paris

Prof. Karla Jay of Pace University will regale CLAGS with her “Lesbian-Feminist Tour of Paris, 1900-1990,” at our next public lecture, scheduled for late February or March 1990. Ms. Jay, who is assistant professor of English and Women’s Studies at Pace University, will present a multi-media show including more than 300 slides accompanied by music and narration. Drawing on numerous research trips to the City of Light, Jay offers both a look at contemporary Parisian lesbian and feminist movements and a historical discussion of the city’s numerous famous women, from World War I pacifists to the literacy and artistic circles around Gertrude Stein and Natalie Barney. Some of this research has found its way into her most recent book, The Amazon and the Page: Natalie Clifford Barney and Renee Vivien (Indiana University Press). Watch for a mailing about this event early in the new year.