Paula Rabinowitz

Paula Rabinowitz, who received her Ph.D. in American culture from the University of Michigan in 1986, is a professor of English at the University of Minnesota, where she teaches American studies, critical studies in discourse and society, and women’s studies. Her research, teaching and training are in the areas of American materialist feminist cultural studies. A feminist cultural historian whose many books, including They Must Be Represented: The Politics of Documentary (1994) and Black&White&Noir: America’s Pulp Modernism (2002), and articles, in NYArts, PAJ, Social Text among others, consider the interlocking roles of cinema, photography, literature and space in the formation of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American social history. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including a Mellon Fellowship, a Rockefeller Residency at Bellagio, Italy, and a Fulbright Professorship in Rome.

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Tess Slesinger

Novelist and Hollywood screenwriter Tess Slesinger was born in New York on July 16, 1905. She published several works, including: The Unpossessedand Time: The Present. Slesinger died of cancer at age thirty-nine before the premiere of one of her final works, the acclaimed A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

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