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Sarah Schulman - Let the Record Show
Novelist, playwright, and nonfiction writer Sarah Schulman will discuss her recent book, "Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP, New York, 1987-1993." Rebecca Makkai of The New York Times Book Review has said of the book that it is "a masterpiece tome: part sociology, part oral history, part memoir, part call to arms . . . Medical inequity continues not only with Covid but also with H.I.V./AIDS still, and it will repeat until we manage to learn from the past ― about survival, and about the fight. Here is a primer, a compendium of what one group learned and struggled with and accomplished. Here is a book to start a mighty shelf."

Sarah will be joined in conversation by Dr. Jason Jacobs, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Roger Williams University.

Sep 28, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Sarah Schulman
Sarah Schulman is an American novelist, playwright, nonfiction writer, screenwriter, gay activist, and AIDS historian. She is a Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at College of Staten Island and a Fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities. She is a recipient of the Bill Whitehead Award. Of her most recent book, LET THE RECORD SHOW, Paula Sehgal of the New York Times writes, "Let the Record Show doesn’t seek to memorialize history but to ransack it, to seize what we might need . . . This is not reverent, definitive history. This is a tactician’s bible."
Jason Jacobs, Ph.D.
Dr. Jason Jacobs is Dean of General Education and Associate Professor of Foreign Languages (French and Italian). His research interests include vernacular narrative poetry in Old French and Italian from the High and Late Middle Ages; epic studies; lyric poetry; premodern gender and sexuality; literary theory (especially psychoanalysis, feminist theory, and queer theory); and contemporary queer politics, representation, and theory.