Professor Sarah Schulman’s latest novel, The Cosmopolitans, was highlighted in an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education. The article identifies several educators, with Schulman’s segment centered around The Cosmopolitans, a work chosen by the Feminist Press at the City University of New York (CUNY) to be part of a “corrective canon” of diverse works added to reading lists across the CUNY system. The novel is set in Greenwich Village in the late 1950s and focuses on the relationship between a gay black actor and a white secretary.
“It really engages New York before gentrification, when there was a large working-class population and people could mix more easily,” says Schulman. “I wanted to give history to these questions of who hasn’t been represented in America, and CUNY students are the ideal audience because it’s their own story.”
To read the full story, go to the Chronicle of Higher Education Web site.