Deb Margolin
13th Annual Zale Writer-in-Residence
Newcomb College, Tulane University
October 20-25, 1997

Newcomb College Center for Research on Women and Woldenberg Art Center are both located just inside the Willow Street entrance to Newcomb College on the Tulane University Uptown campus.

The following Zale Writer-in-Residence events are free and open to the public:

Preliminary to Margolin's arrival on campus, we will screen videos of two of her solo performances:

Tuesday 14 October, 4 p.m.
Of Mice, Bugs and Women

Thursday 16 October, 4 p.m.
Carthieves! Joyrides!
Both screenings will be held in the Anna E. Many Lounge
Newcomb College Center for Research on Women

Meet the Author
Assistant Professor of Theatre Lisa Jo Epstein will interview Deb Margolin about her life, work, and career. Bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided.
Tuesday 21 October
Anna E. Many Lounge
Newcomb College Center for Research on Women

Dedication of the Seltzer-Gerard Reading Room
A light reception will follow the dedication.
Thursday 23 October
5 p.m.
Nadine R. Vorhoff Library
Newcomb College Center for Research on Women

The reading room is a gift of the M. B. and Edna Zale Foundation in honor of cousins Karen Landsberg Seltzer N '83 and Dana Zale Gerard N '85. This gift recognizes Karen's and Dana's commitment to their families, service to their communities, and dedication to their alma mater.

Read "Zale Gift Benefits the Center", by Donna Soper, Under The Oaks, Fall 1997

"Body/Talk: Performing the Real Queer"
A lecture by Lynda Hart, Associate Professor of English, the University of Pennsylvania.
Wednesday 22 October
4:30 p.m.
Anna E. Many Lounge
Newcomb College Center for Research on Women

In addition to her current collaboration with Deb Margolin on the volume Of All the Nerve: Deb Margolin Solo, Hart is author of Fatal Women: Lesbian Sexuality and the Mark of Aggression (Princeton University Press, 1994) and Between the Body and the Flesh: Performing Sadomasochism (Columbia University Press, forthcoming Dec. 1997), editor of Making a Spectacle: Feminist Essays on Contemporary Women's Theater, and co-editor, with Peggy Phelan, of Acting Out: Feminist Performances.

O Wholly Night and Other Jewish Solecisms
A one-woman performance by Deb Margolin
Thursday 23 October
7:30 p.m.
Freeman Auditorium
Woldenberg Art Center
A reception in Woodward Way will follow the performance.

"Deb Margolin embraces what she calls the "exquisite burdens" of Jewishness in her lyrical one-woman show, managing to be funny, yet earnest, scornful yet sentimental, lighthearted yet brokenhearted, as she recounts her memories: childhood accusations of being a Christ killer, Holocaust films in grade school ("more socially relevant than Power Rangers"), trips to her grandmother's Florida retirement community, insomnia, and-a perfect example of the love that comes out of grief-her husband's marriage proposal at his mother's funeral. According to Margolin, these all come under the rubric of waiting for the Messiah, an activity for which you should always 'behave gracefully and dress reasonably.'" The New Yorker, 23 September 1996
Read the Introduction to "O Wholly Night"

What the heck's a solecism?

Please direct all questions about the events listed above to Crystal Kile, Newcomb College Center for Research on Women: 504.865.5238.

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Last updated 2 September 1997
HMTL by Lisa Pollack and Crystal Kile