Got the COVID-19 Blues? Join Pantheon Author Laura Kipnis for LOVE IN THE TIME OF CONTAGION Conversation

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Laura Kipnis, author of LOVE IN THE TIME OF CONTAGION: A Diagnosis (Pantheon), will be in conversation with The Dial Press author Katie Roiphe in a virtual event hosted by A Room of One’s Own bookstore via Crowdcast on Thursday, February 10 at 7:00 pm (ET).

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In LOVE IN THE TIME OF CONTAGION, Laura Kipnis weaves her own lockdown experiences together with the experiences of others in contrast to a bigger picture: the politics of the virus, economic disparities, changing gender relations, and the ongoing institutional crack-ups prompted by #MeToo and Black Lives Matter, as she maps their effects on the everyday routines and occasional solaces of love and sex. In this four-essay collection, Kipnis asks: what does living in dystopic times do to our ability to love each other and the world?

Kipnis is a cultural critic and former video artist. She is the author of seven previous books and her writing has also appeared in The New York Review of Books, The Guardian, Slate, The Atlantic, Harper’s, Playboy, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, and Bookforum. Kipnis is a professor at Northwestern University, where she teaches media studies.

Roiphe is the author of several books, including UNCOMMON ARRANGEMENTS, IN PRAISE OF MESSY LIVES: Essays, SHE STILL HAUNTS ME, and THE VIOLET HOUR. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Paris Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, among many other places. She has a Ph.D. in literature from Princeton University. She is the director of the Cultural Reporting and Criticism program at New York University’s Arthur L Carter Journalism Institute.

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Posted: February 8, 2022