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Conversations from the Cullman Center: White Girls on the Loose: Carla Kaplan and Hilton Als, a conversation moderated by Adam Shatz
Carla Kaplan and Hilton Als talk about their latest books, Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance and White Girls, respectively. This conversation will be moderated by Adam Shatz.
Carla Kaplan is the author of, among other books, Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters and The Erotics of Talk: Women’s Writing and Feminist Paradigms, and she has edited several works of African American literature. She is the Davis Distinguished Professor of American Literature at Northeastern University and the Founding Director of the university’s Humanities Center. She began researching Miss Anne in Harlem when she was a fellow at the Cullman Center in 2006-2007.
Hilton Als started writing for The New Yorker in 1989 and became a staff writer for the magazine in 1994. Previously, he had been a staff writer at The Village Voice and an editor at large for Vibe. He is also a regular contributor to The Nation and The New York Review of Books. The author of the book Women, Als has collaborated with artists, museums, galleries, and screenwriters on a broad variety of projects. His latest book, White Girls, is an unclassifiable collection of essays, meditations, and stories on race, gender, sexuality, music, and art, by one of our most original cultural critics.
Adam Shatz is a staff writer at The London Review of Books, and a visiting professor at the Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University. His essays and reportage have appeared in the New York Review of Books, the Nation, the New York Times and other publications.