July
20th 2010
Sisters, sisters: Part I of our discussion of Terry Castle’s The Professor

Posted under: American history, art, book reviews, fluff, Gender, happy endings, women's history

Can you guess I’ve been waiting all summer to post this one? That’s George Clooney’s Aunt Rosemary starring as Tenured Radical on the left, and Vera Ellen as Historiann on the right. (Or the reverse. It doesn’t matter! She’s the smart sister, though, whichever side she’s on.) Anyhoo–we’re co-hosting a  three-part conversation about Terry Castle’s collection of essays The Professor and Other Writings this week on our blogs.  Plus, our pal Comrade PhysioProf is going to chime in with his review of Castle’s book–just in time for beach reading season!  Part I is over at Tenured Radical today–go read and join the discussions over there and at CPP’s blog, and I’ll host part II at el Rancho Historiann tomorrow.  We hope you have fun! 

I have a feeling that TR might be more comfortable with this drag version of “Sisters,” below.  Enjoy!  (You decide who gets to play Bing Crosby, and which one of us is Danny Kaye.)

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4 Responses to “Sisters, sisters: Part I of our discussion of Terry Castle’s The Professor

  1. Tenured Radical on 20 Jul 2010 at 10:40 am #

    OMG — this is one of my favorite showtunes. “Lord save the mister/Who comes between me and my sister/And Lord save the sister/Who comes between me and my man!”

  2. Historiann on 20 Jul 2010 at 10:47 am #

    Glad you like it! I’ve had it in mind for weeks and weeks, and was just waiting for us to go live with The Professor.

    (Do you like the transvestite version better? Danny Kaye always looks like he’s having such a grand time when he’s cross-dressing!)

  3. Knitting Clio on 21 Jul 2010 at 7:09 am #

    I like the drag version better — and Historiann, you should definitely be Danny Kaye!

  4. Historiann on 21 Jul 2010 at 7:57 am #

    Heh. Thanks, KC! Glad you like it.

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