Kathy Lawrence: “19th Century American Women in Literature”
Jewish Center of the Hamptons, 44 Woods Lane, East Hampton, NY. 11937.
Kathy Lawrence Thursday, July 19th at 7:00 p.m. 19th Century American Women in Literature
Kathy Lawrence grew up in the heart of Beverly Hills, California in a home that was imbued with a Hollywood aura. Her parents, who escaped anti-Semitism in Europe, fulfilled the American dream and made it big in the film industry by working for Paramount Pictures. She would return home from school to find none other than Alfred Hitchcock filming a movie at her house. Dr. Lawrence, wife of current University President Frederick Lawrence, pursued a career somewhat deviant from her family’s professional interests. Lawrence’s passion for literature began at an early age. Studying English at Yale University during the 1970s just after the school began accepting women, Lawrence said her college experience was “like watching history.” Once Lawrence completed her doctorate at Boston University, she wrote numerous scholarly articles, which are both analytical and archival.