Two fantastic events in NYC – on the same night!

That’s right, NYC feminists, you have to choose. You have to choose between Kate Harding talking about Jane Eyre and me talking about American Psycho. On March 14th at 7pm, Kate, founder of the amazing Shapely Prose, author of Lessons From the Fat-O-Sphere and all-around awesome person will be reading, with a bunch of other great people, including Marisa Meltzer at the Housing Works Bookstore Café on Crosby Street. The reading is to celebrate the publication of Eyresses: The Journal for Jane Eyre Enthusiasts.

A mere half hour after Kate, Marisa and company begin their event, and only a few subway stops away, I will also be speaking at an event! But instead of speaking about a charismatic young woman in a bonnet, I will be speaking about a charismatic young man with a penchant for investment banking and murder. In honor of Women’s History Month, 92YTribeca is screening Mary Harron’s American Psycho, and I’ll be speaking a little about the film and about women, cinematic masculinity and why this movie completely killed my childhood crush on Theodore Laurence (I know you’re with me, Little Women lovers).

It pains me to ask you to choose – hell, it pains me that I can’t go see Kate speak that night – but alas, a choice must be made. Here is the information for both events; use it as you see fit.

Eyresses: The Journal for Jane Eyre Enthusiasts
Monday, March 14, 2011 at 7:00pm
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street

American Psycho
Monday, March 14, 2011 at 7:30pm
200 Hudson Street
Tickets available online

New York, NY

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at

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