Randolph-Macon College will host author and film critic Molly Haskell on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Copley Science Center in room 100. Her lecture on “The South in Gone with the Wind: Myth and Reality,” is free and open to the public.
A native of Richmond, Virginia, Haskell went to Sweet Briar College in Lynchburg, the University of London and the Sorbonne before settling in New York. She worked at the French Film Office in the Sixties, and then went to The Village Voice, first as a theatre critic, then as a movie reviewer, and from there to New York Magazine and Vogue.
She has written for many publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian UK, Esquire, The Nation, Town and Country, The New York Observer and The New York Review of Books. Her newest book, part of the Yale University Press's American Icon series, is Frankly, My Dear: Gone with the Wind Revisited.
Haskell’s appearance at Randolph-Macon College is sponsored by the R-MC First Year Experience colloquia concerning the American South, as well as the The Washington Literary Society and the Merrill Munyan Fund.
For more information, contact Debbie O’Dell at: (804) 412-1559.