Posted on Apr 30, 2007

Molly Haskell, feminist film critic, April 2007

Virginia-born film critic and author Molly Haskell will present a guest lecture Wednesday, May 2 at 6 p.m. in Arts 215, sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Sadock Women in the Arts Grant as part of Union’s feminist film series.

Haskell worked at the French Film Office in the 1960s, writing a newsletter about French films for the New York press and interpreting when directors came to America for the opening of their films. She went to The Village Voice as a theatre critic and movie reviewer, and from there to New York Magazine and Vogue.

Now residing in New York City, Haskelll has written for The New York Times, Esquire, The New York Review of Books and other publications. She is the author of three books, including the influential "From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies" (1974; revised and reissued in 1987); a memoir, "Love and Other Infectious Diseases" (1990); and a collection of essays and interviews, "Holding My Own in No Man’s Land: Women and Men and Films and Feminists" (1997).

Haskell teaches in the graduate writing program at Sarah Lawrence College.