Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 12:00pm

Book Talk with Joy Ladin

Hosted by the Center for Jewish Studies and co-sponsored by Starr King School for the Ministry, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry at Pacific School of Religion, and Women’s Studies in Religion

First Floor Lounge, 2465 Le Conte Avenue, Berkeley

Dr. Joy Ladin is a professor of English and holds the David and Ruth Gottesman Chair in English at Stern College of Yeshiva University. She received her Ph.D. at Princeton, M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College. Dr. Ladin was a finalist for the 2009 Lambda Literary Award. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize for Poetry and received an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship. She was also a Fulbright Scholar. Dr. Ladin is the author of five books of poetry, Coming to Life (2010), Psalms (2010), Transmigration (2009), The Book of Anna (2006), and Alternatives to History (2003), as well as a critical study, Soldering the Abyss: Emily Dickenson and Modern American Poetry (2010). Her poems and essays have been widely published.

For more information contact the Center for Jewish Studies or Women's Studies in Religion.

Credit: 2 units for WSR