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Memoir and Biography: Memory, Politics, Secrets & Silence

Presented by the Department of Teaching and Learning at the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Tuesday, April 27, 2010
5:00 to 7:00 pm

Blanche Wiesen Cook
Distinguished Professor, John Jay College, and CUNY Graduate Center, Department of History

Bettina Aptheker
Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz, Feminist Studies Department and Visiting Professor, NYU

Robert Cohen
Chair and Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, NYU

Cook, Aptheker and Cohen will discuss the process and politics of biography and memoir writing, and how to make decisions about what’s important, what should be included, and overcoming pressures to maintain silences about sexuality, mental illness, childhood sexual abuse, and a host of other, often sensitive, issues.

Kimball Hall Lounge
Kimball Hall
246 Greene Street, 1st floor

Light refreshments will be served.

Free and open to the public

For more information, please call 212-998-5460.

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