University Professor Camille Paglia to Publish New Book

'Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars' will be released this fall by Pantheon Books

April 25, 2012

Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars (Pantheon), a new book by University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies Camille Paglia, is set to be published on October 16.

According to, Glittering Images "leads us chronologically through the paintings, sculptures, architectural styles, performance pieces and digital art that have defined and transformed our visual world. She combines close analysis with background that situates each artist and image within its historical context — from an Egyptian tomb to Titian's 'Venus With a Mirror;' from an elegant French Rococo interior to Jackson Pollock's abstract 'Green Silver;' from Renee Cox's daring performance piece 'Chillin' with Liberty' to Eleanor Antin's amusing conceptual art project '100 Boots.'"

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A frequent contributor and critic on art, literature, popular culture, feminism, politics and religion for publications around the world, Paglia's varied opinion pieces include a review of the Greil Marcus book, The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years, featured in the December 2, 2011, issue of The New York Times Sunday Book Review; the U.K.'s Sunday Times Magazine cover story, "Lady Gaga and the Death of Sex"; and "Revalorizing the Trades," included in the 10th-anniversary issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education Review. Her 1990 New York Times op-ed piece, "Madonna – Finally, a Real Feminist," was selected as one of the newspaper's most significant in the past 40 years.

Paglia is the author of numerous national best sellers, including Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson; Sex, Art, and American Culture; Vamps & Tramps: New Essays; Break, Blow, Burn: Camille Paglia Reads Forty-Three of the World's Best Poems; and The Birds, a study of Alfred Hitchcock published in 1998 by the British Film Institute in its Film Classics Series.

She is a columnist at, as well as a co-founding contributor, beginning with its debut issue in 1995. She is also a contributing editor at Interview magazine and a member of the editorial board at Arion, a scholarly journal of classics and the humanities. Paglia has lectured at universities and libraries and appeared on television and radio in North and South America as well as Europe. She also served as a judge on the non-fiction panel for the 2009 National Book Awards.


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