The Points Interview: Gina Barreca | Points: The Blog of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society

The Points Interview: Gina Barreca | Points: The Blog of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society.

Interview with UConn’s own humorist, Prof. Gina Barreca, talking about her 2011 book. Enjoy! And get the book.

Barreca Book Cover

University Press of New England, 2011

Editor’s Note: Continuing the attention to gender and drinking that we mustered up for women’s history month, Points is excited to welcome feminist author Gina Barreca as our twenty-second interview, talking about her recent anthology of writings by women on drinking, Make Mine a Double: Why Women Like Us Like To Drink (or Not) (University Press of New England, 2011). Well-known as a syndicated columnist and radio commentator, Barreca is a historian of gender and humor as well as a gendered and humorous subject. Her past scholarly books include They Used to Call Me Snow White But I Drifted: Women’s Strategic Use of Humor (Viking, 1991) and Babes in Boyland: A Personal History of Coeducation in the Ivy League (University Press of New England, 2011). When not hoisting a glass, she teaches English and Feminist Theory at the University of Connecticut.

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