Letter from Juliet Mitchell, 1971
4, Cardozo Road, Holloway, N. 7 London, England Dear Madam/Sir, I am planning to visit the United States for about a month from the middle of December 1971—January 1972 for the publication of my book, Woman's Estate (Pantheon Books) in early January. I am interested in the possibility of offering a lecture at your college on some occasion during my stay. I am an English Literature graduate (and post-graduate) from Oxford and have held posts of Lecturer in English at Leeds University and Reading University (1962—1970). I recently left full~time academic teaching for free—lance lecturing and writing. I have delivered lectures at a large number of universities in England, Scandinavia, the U. S. A. and Canada. Apart from a number of short literary studies on novelists (William Golding, George Meredith, Henry James etc.), I have written reviews and articles in a range of periodicals, on various aspects of the position of women. The most important of these is a widely translated and reprinted pamphlet (originally an article for New Left Review, Nov. 1966) entitled: "Women: The Longest Revolution" and a book woman's Estate, Penguin 1971. I am currently working on a book for Pantheon Books on women, the family and psychology (with special” 1 reference to Freud, the relevent post-freudians, Wilhelm Reich, and Re Do Laingo). I would be interested in speaking on any topic within the following areas: women and psychology; Women and Marxism; general reflections on the women's Movement. I would request your usual fee for such a lecture and travelling expenses (if any) from New York City. Yours faithfully, Juliet Mitchell. Please send. your reply to show address.