Lois Palken Rudnick will present on her new book The Suppressed Memoirs of Mabel Dodge Luhan: Sex, Syphilis, and Psychoanalysis in the Making of Modern American Culture .
Mabel Dodge Luhan, née Ganson (1879–1962) was a wealthy American patron of the arts…particularly associated with the Taos art colony.
Lois Rudnick is professor emerita of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she chaired the American Studies Department for 26 years. During her time at UMB, she won three teaching awards, including a national award from the American Studies Association. She has published and lectured widely in the U.S. and Europe on American modern culture, and most particularly, New Mexico writers and artists. Her books include Mabel Dodge Luhan: New Woman, New Worlds (1984, in its sixth printing) and Utopian Vistas: The Mabel Dodge Luhan House and the American Counterculture (1996, in its third printing, and the winner of three book awards). Rudnick now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.