About Claire Kahane

Claire Kahane is a feminist literary critic and memoirist who lives in Berkeley, California.

She has published articles and books on hysterical narratives, the role of gender in modern fiction, the Gothic novel, and Holocaust literature, and is Professor Emerita at the University at Buffalo. Now a Research Associate with the English Department at the University of California at Berkeley, she has turned her attention to memoir writing. Having been “on the road” for a number of years before becoming an academic and having lived a life unusual for a woman of her time, she has just completed a picaresque memoir, Nine Lives: Adventures in Becoming.