Distinguished Victorianist Prof. Mary Poovey—author of Uneven Developments: The Ideological Work of Gender in Mid-Victorian England—Shares Expert Evaluation of Outrages; In Her Words: “Extraordinary Book”

Prof. Mary Poovey on Outrages July 21, 2019 To Whom It May Concern: Naomi Wolf has asked me to read and comment on Chapter 6 of Outrages: Sex, Censorship, & The Criminalisation of Love. I address this letter not only to Wolf but more generally because she has my permission to share it with her … Read moreDistinguished Victorianist Prof. Mary Poovey—author of Uneven Developments: The Ideological Work of Gender in Mid-Victorian England—Shares Expert Evaluation of Outrages; In Her Words: “Extraordinary Book”

Parul Sehgal’s Error-Filled ‘Lacerating’ New York Times Review of Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalization of Love; And My Refutation

The New York Times critic Parul Sehgal wrote a review of my book Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalization of Love on June 5 that was filled with errors. This review, to which another New York Times reporter referred as “lacerating,” led to a misguided social media and critical pile-on, a pile-on that was itself replete with error. As I have been … Read moreParul Sehgal’s Error-Filled ‘Lacerating’ New York Times Review of Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalization of Love; And My Refutation