Gina Barreca, Ph.D. will return to Norwalk Community College as the speaker in the NCC Talks Series from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 in the PepsiCo Theater. The public is invited and there is no admission charge.
Barreca is a bestselling author, humorist and commentator on the issues of gender, power, politics, popular culture and humor.
She is a Professor of English at the University of Connecticut and author of It's Not That I'm Bitter: How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Visible Panty Lines and Conquered the World (St. Martin's Press).
Barreca has appeared on 20/20, The Today Show, CNN, Joy Behar, Dr. Phil, and Oprah to discuss a wide range of topics.
Her earlier books include the bestselling They Used to Call Me Snow White But I Drifted: Women's Strategic Use of Humor (Penguin); as well as Perfect Husband and Other Fairy Tales: Demystifying Men, Marriage and Romance (Crown); Sweet Revenge: The Wicked Delights of Getting Even (Crown);, and Babes in Boyland: A Personal History of Coeducation in the Ivy League (University Press of New England).
Her books have been translated into several languages, including Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, and German.
Barreca has edited 17 collections, including The Signet Book of American Humor, The Penguin Book of Women's Humor, and Don't Tell Mama: The Penguin Book of Italian American Writing.
Professor Barreca writes three times a week for the "Brainstorm" section of The Chronicle of Higher Education.
She also does a weekly column for The Hartford Courant, a monthly column for Principal Leadership, and occasionally spars with her former co-author (of I'm With Stupid: One Man, One Woman, and 10,000 Years of Misunderstandings between the Sexes Cleared Right Up) Gene Weingarten in his "Below the Beltway" column in The Washington Post.
She has degrees from Dartmouth College, Cambridge University, and The City University of New York.
She is founding editor of the scholarly journal LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, now in its 20th year.