Laura Kipnis

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General Information

Name: Laura Kipnis

Pen Name: None

Born: 1956 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Laura Kipnis is a Professor at Northwwestern University's School of Communication in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kipnis is th author of Against Love: A Polemic and The Female Thing: DDirt, Sex, Envy, Vulnerability, which have been translated into fifteen languages. She is a professor in the Department of Radio/TV/Film at Northweasterdn University, has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation and has contributed to Slate, Harper's, The Nation, and The New York Times Magazine. She lives in New York and Chicago.

Published Works

  • Ecstasy Unlimited, on Sex, Capital, Gender and Aesthetics, University of Minnesota Press, 1993
  • Bound and Gagged, Pornography and the Politics of Fantasy in America, Duke University, 1999
  • Against Love: A Polemic, Pantheon, 2003
  • The Female Thing: Dirt, Sex, Envy, Vulnerability, Pantheon, 2006
  • How to Become a Scandal, Metropolitan Books, 2010

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Against Love: A Polemic

ISBN: 0375719326
Release Date: 2004-09-14

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External Links

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