About the event

Join Carla Kaplan (Davis Distinguished Professor of American Literature at Northeastern University) as she discusses “Something to Offend Everyone”: The Muckraking Life and Times of Jessica Mitford for the spring 2017 Women Writing Women's Lives Seminar Dorothy O. Helly Works-in-Progress lecture.

Carla Kaplan is the Davis Distinguished Professor of American Literature at Northeastern University, an NEH “Public Scholar” Fellow, and Chair of the Editorial Board of Signs, as well as the author of the award-winning books Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance and Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters, both New York Times Notable Books. Her forthcoming biography is of Jessica Mitford, called “Queen of the Muckrakers” – a British-born aristocrat who became an American radical with a deep belief in fact-based news and the power of citizen advocacy and activism.

Cosponsored with The Leon Levy Center for Biography, CUNY Graduate Center’s PhD Programs in History and English, MA Program in Liberal Studies, MA Program in Women’s and Gender Studies, and The Feminist Press at the Graduate Center, CUNY.