April 9, 2002

Contact: Sarah Ray
Posted: January 28, 2001

MIDDLEBURY, VT- Authors and professors Daniel Horowitz and Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz will give a joint lecture titled “Why Americans Worry So Much about Sex and Money” on Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m. The talk by the husband-and-wife team is the 27th annual Charles S. Grant Memorial Lecture and will take place in the Concert Hall of the Middlebury College Center for the Arts on South Main Street (Route 30). The lecture is free and open to the public.

Daniel Horowitz is a professor of American studies and history at Smith College. He is the author of many articles and books, including most recently “Betty Friedan and the Making of ‘The Feminine Mystique’: The American Left, the Cold War, and Modern Feminism” (1998). He is currently at work on “The Anxieties of Affluence: Consumers and Intellectuals in the U.S., 1939-1979.”

Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz is the Sylvia Dlugasch Bauman Professor in American Studies at Smith College. She is also the author of many articles and books, including “Campus Life: Undergraduate Cultures from the End of the Eighteenth Century to the Present” (1987). She is currently at work on “Rereading Sex: Battles Over Sexual Knowledge and Suppression in 19th-Century America.”

The late Charles S. Grant was a gifted and much loved teacher and esteemed scholar at Middlebury College in the 1950s until his untimely death in 1961. Shortly thereafter, several of his colleagues and friends in the Middlebury community formed a committee and created a fund that became large enough to establish an annual lectureship in American History as a tribute to him. Many of the most prominent American historians of the past 35 years have delivered Grant lectures. Previous speakers range from David McCullough, author of the best-selling biography “John Adams,” to Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., who served from 1961-1963 as special assistant to President John F. Kennedy.