Professor Camille Paglia
professor of humanities and media studies, University of the Arts, Philadelphia; author, Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson, Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender and Feminism (Forthcoming)

Camille Paglia is the University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she has taught since 1984.  She received her B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1968 and her M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University in 1971 and 1974 respectively.

Her six books are: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990); Sex, Art, and American Culture (1992); Vamps & Tramps: New Essays (1994); The Birds, a study of Alfred Hitchcock published in 1998 by the British Film Institute in its Film Classics Series; Break, Blow, Burn:  Camille Paglia Reads Forty-Three of the World’s Best Poems (2005), and Glittering Images: A Journey through Art from Egypt to Star Wars (2012). In Spring 2017, Pantheon Books will publish Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism, a selection of her most notable articles and lectures on those subjects. Pantheon will also release her third general essay collection in Fall 2018.

Professor Paglia was a co-founding contributor and columnist for, beginning with its debut issue in 1995. She has written numerous articles on art, literature, popular culture, feminism, education, religion, and politics for publications around the world. 


Saturday 22 October, 12.00 Cinema 1
Feminism: in conversation with Camille Paglia

Saturday 22 October, 17.30 Frobisher Auditorium 2
Are young people scared of sex?

Sunday 23 October, 16.00 Frobisher 4-6
Is masculinity toxic for boys?