@ Paley Library Lecture Hall, Ground Floor 1210 Polett Walk A Conversation hosted by Rachel Blau DuPlessis Emily Gould is a journalist and commentator, known for her probing, personal essays and books. Rachel Blau DuPlessis is a pre-eminent poet and Columbia-educated scholar who now teaches at Temple University. These two accomplished women will join together at Paley Library for a lively conversation you don’t want to miss. Join us as Gould reads from her new book, And the Heart Says Whatever, then discusses with Blau DuPlessis her opinions on online journalism, feminism, the media, publishing, food, cats and dogs, and answers audience questions. Gould is a former editor of the groundbreaking blog and online magazine, Gawker.com. She then became a household name with the publication of Exposed in the New York Times magazine. This feature-length article recounted her experiences at Gawker, and sparked controversy and generated abundant commentary on the Times website. Gould now shares her thoughts on eclectic topics from feminism to social media at Emily Magazine, a popular blog, and recently published her first full-length memoir, And the Heart Says Whatever (Free Press, 2010). She is also the host of the web-program Cooking the Books, a literature and foodie talk show, and continues to write for periodicals both in print and online, such as Slate.com and the New York Times. Blau DuPlessis is a writer, poet, critic and feminist scholar. She received her PhD from Columbia University in 1970 and has been teaching and writing ever since. She received the 2002 Pew Fellowship in the Arts and a 2008-2009 Fellowship at the National Humanities Center and published over 15 books of original poems, scholarship and criticism.


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