The Foothill Authors Series presents Terry Castle, author of The Professor & Other Writings, Friday, June 3, at noon in the Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313) in the Campus Center. Admission is free and the public is invited. Parking is $2; purchase required campus parking permit from dispenser in any student lot.
Described by the late Susan Sontag as “the most expressive, most enlightening literary critic at large today,” Castle has taught at Stanford University since 1983. Her scholarly interests include 18th‐century British fiction, the Gothic novel, Jane Austen, the First World War, English art and culture of the 1920s and 1930s, autobiography and biography, and gay and lesbian writing. She has published eight books on diverse subjects, including Masquerade and Civilization (1986), The Apparitional Lesbian (1993), and the prize‐winning collection, The Literature of Lesbianism: A Historical Anthology from Ariosto to Stonewall (2003). She is also a well‐known essayist and has written frequently for the London Review of Books, Atlantic, New Republic, Times Literary Supplement, New York Times Book Review, and other periodicals. In 1997, she was named Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities at Stanford. In her spare time, she is a visual artist, music and book collector, and miniature dachshund enthusiast. She lives in San Francisco.
Of Castle, Vanity Fair's James Wolcott writes, "A Jedi knight of literary exploration and lesbian scholarship, Terry Castle lays aside her light‐saber in The Professor & Other Writings and grabs hold of the comedy‐club microphone: the result is a greatest‐hits package of show‐stopping monologues and
offhand‐genius riffs… This is the book we Terry Castle fans have been waiting for, and those new to her work are in for a revelation – a brain‐goosing, entertaining blast."
The Professor & Other Writings is available at the Foothill College Bookstore, and can be purchased at a 20-percent discount. Purchase a parking permit for $2 from dispensers in any student lot.