Camille Paglia

Activist

Camille Paglia was born in Endicott, New York, United States on April 2nd, 1947 and is the Activist. At the age of 76, Camille Paglia biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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Other Names / Nick Names
Camille Anna Paglia
Date of Birth
April 2, 1947
Nationality
United States
Place of Birth
Endicott, New York, United States
Age
76 years old
Zodiac Sign
Aries
Profession
Art Historian, Film Critic, Journalist, Literary Critic, Professor, Writer
Camille Paglia Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

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160cm
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Camille Paglia Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Religion
Atheist
Hobbies
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Education
William Nottingham High School, Syracuse, NY (1964); SUNY Binghamton (1968)
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Camille Paglia Career

In the autumn of 1972, Paglia began teaching at Bennington College, which hired her in part thanks to a recommendation from Harold Bloom. At Bennington, she befriended the philosopher James Fessenden, who first taught there in the same semester.

Through her study of the classics and the scholarly work of Jane Ellen Harrison, James George Frazer, Erich Neumann and others, Paglia developed a theory of sexual history that contradicted a number of ideas fashionable at the time, hence her criticism of Marija Gimbutas, Carolyn Heilbrun, Kate Millett and others. She laid out her ideas on matriarchy, androgyny, homosexuality, sadomasochism and other topics in her Yale PhD thesis Sexual Personae: The Androgyne in Literature and Art, which she defended in December 1974. In September 1976, she gave a public lecture drawing on that dissertation, in which she discussed Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene, followed by remarks on Diana Ross, Gracie Allen, Yul Brynner, and Stéphane Audran.

Paglia wrote that she "nearly came to blows with the founding members of the women's studies program at the State University of New York at Albany, when they categorically denied that hormones influence human experience or behavior". Similar fights with feminists and academics culminated in a 1978 incident which led her to resign from Bennington; after a lengthy standoff with the administration, Paglia accepted a settlement from the college and resigned in 1979.

Paglia finished Sexual Personae in the early 1980s, but could not get it published. She supported herself with visiting and part-time teaching jobs at Yale, Wesleyan, and other Connecticut colleges. Her paper, "The Apollonian Androgyne and the Faerie Queene", was published in English Literary Renaissance, Winter 1979, and her dissertation was cited by J. Hillis Miller in his April 1980 article "Wuthering Heights and the Ellipses of Interpretation", in Journal of Religion in Literature, but her academic career was otherwise stalled. In a 1995 letter to Boyd Holmes, she recalled: "I earned a little extra money by doing some local features reporting for a New Haven alternative newspaper (The Advocate) in the early 1980s". She wrote articles on New Haven's historic pizzerias and on an old house that was a stop on the Underground Railroad.

In 1984, she joined the faculty of the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts, which merged in 1987 with the Philadelphia College of Art to become the University of the Arts.

Paglia is on the editorial board of the classics and humanities journal Arion. She wrote a regular column for Salon.com from 1995 to 2001, and again from 2007 to 2009. Paglia resumed writing a Salon.com column in 2016.

Paglia cooperated with Carl Rollyson and Lisa Paddock in their writing of Susan Sontag: The Making of an Icon, sending them detailed letters from which they quoted with her permission. Rollyson and Paddock note that Sontag "had her lawyer put our publisher on notice" when she realized that they were investigating her life and career.

Paglia participates in the decennial poll of film professionals conducted by Sight & Sound which asks participants to submit a list of what they believe to be the ten greatest films of all time. According to her responses to the poll in 2002 and 2012, the films Paglia holds in highest regard include Ben-Hur, Citizen Kane, La Dolce Vita, The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II, Gone with the Wind, Lawrence of Arabia, North by Northwest, Orphée, Persona, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Ten Commandments, and Vertigo.

In 2005, Paglia was named as one of the top 100 public intellectuals by the journals Foreign Policy and Prospect. In 2012, an article in The New York Times remarked that "[a]nyone who has been following the body count of the culture wars over the past decades knows Paglia". Paglia has said that she is willing to have her entire career judged on the basis of her composition of what she considers to be "probably the most important sentence that she has ever written": "God is man's greatest idea."

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Do mention the V-word: It's been 25 years since The Valiant Monologues was published: a celebration of female liberation that took center stage in a variety of cultures around the world. Laura Craik meets its author

www.dailymail.co.uk, November 18, 2023
Eve Playwright Eve Ensler, 70, is the author of The Vain Monologues, which she first performed in 1996 and then published in 1998 - 25 years ago. The project was based on a series of monologues about vaping. My Angry Vagina (a rant about tampons, douches, and gynaecological equipment) was one of the chapters. My Vagina Was My Village, a new form of the My Vain My Village series (compiled from the testimonies of women abused in rape camps during the 1992-95 Bosnian War).

How Sinéad O'Connor's youth resembled mine...And music saved us both, writes American singer and songwriter ADELE BERTEI

www.dailymail.co.uk, July 30, 2023
Sinéad O'Connor (pictured) was raw majesty and music was her salvation, and she was healing, writes American singer and songwriter Adele Bertei. Sinéad performs her first song on Saturday Night Live, a fragile, barely whispered interpretation of Love (Has Made a Mistake of Our House). At the song's denouement, Sinéad improvises: 'I've never changed!I'm still the same!'Her desperation, naked now in true punk glory as her voice wails, 'Am I not your girl?'