Other Paglia Pages
I put this first because others have much more developed pages than mine. Once my web shrine explodes in all its glory, I shall
relegate this list to a more suitable location.
- Soapbox Collage for Paglia: a good place to start in finding words from the master. Articles, interviews, books, comments from other people. Someone at that website, though, needs to learn a little about web design and readability. Pretty colors.
- Jutta's Paglia Page - with the infamous Paglia checklist.
Though I have to say that one can't blame Paglia for hitting the same themes so often -- #1: people keep asking her
the same damn questions, #2: if there's an idea she thinks is important, she needs to hit it as often as possible -
I don't think her interviews are necessarily widespread. Most people, when discussing gender war issues don't refer
to essays, but talk amongst their same-gendered comrades (see "girls night out" or "poker night with the boys".
This site was last updated in March 2000, so I'm going to copy some of the links here.
- Norwegian Paglia Page Links to interviews, speeches, essays from her books. Seems to be dated.
- The Prostitute, The Comedian, and Me -- Tracy Quan: from 1993, concentrates
on thoughts on prosititution and pornography.
- Reason magazine interview - by Virginia I Postrel: from 1996, touches
on politics, discussing a great deal about feminism, particularly in academia.
- Playboy, May 1995: Men v. women w/ regards to sex, feminism, Lorena Bobbitt (short bit =cough=), O.J. Simpson, personal sex life.
- Why school? -- Ingrid Sischy: from July 1999. What the fuck? Paglia is described as a film critic in the title line. I beg pardon? And this seems not to be an interview, but an essay by Paglia on the American educational system, and how something like the Columbine H.S. massacre results. I like what she has to say about the lack of aesthetics, of symbolism, of gut-wrenching power in newly built Catholic churches. Right on!
- w/ Susan Picken, July 1999: internet, Salon magazine, Oscars, Kate Winslet v. Gwenyth Paltrow, movies. Perhaps this is where Sischy (or her editor) got the idea that Paglia was a film critic. Paglia's a film critic like Dickens was a critic of the English prison system -- I think there's a little more than just film going on.
- Diana and her death -- Andrew Ross: comments in 1997 about Diana's life and death, in Salon magazine. Short.
- Movieline, Oct. 94: Women in film. Short. And I agree, Meg Ryan =is= bland, and Sharon Stone is incandescent.
- Building Her Wall Between Art & Life -- Jack Nichols for Badpuppy Gay Today: March 1997. Gay culture, sex, aggression, S&M, Catholic Church. Person transcribing doesn't seem to understand it's okay to edit out "ah"s, and "uh"s if they distract from the interview. Get to see someone trying to interrupt one of her little paragraphs. I was wondering when that would happen. I suppose that usually gets edited out. Hmmm, so a very literal transcriber =does= have their uses.
People poking fun at (with? near?) Paglia
- Dummydown: Not quite sure who is being made fun of - Camille, or conventional liberals? Not that funny, but there are bits that sound like authentic Paglia. What doesn't seem normal (having read lots of the interviews): #1) the answers are short and #2) this cp character keeps asking the "Interviewer" questions. It seems to me, that in all the interviews she's been in, Paglia doesn't seem compelled to talk specifically about the interviewer. I mean, sometimes the =interviewers= talk about themselves, but that's hardly surprising. I think most people need to be trained to =not= talk about themselves. Something a former Mathcamper told me about her Senior English class's projects confirms me in this belief. Heck, look at my journals. It took me awhile before I stopped talking about myself. Wait, I'm doing it again. So sorry.