Daphne Merkin’s College Erotica Class

New York Times Mag regular and ex-New Yorker film critic Daphne Merkin will be teaching at Marymount Manhattan College. We knew that. We also know that she likes to write about sex (and, well, shoplifting).

The logical conclusion?

Merkin is teaching a class on literary erotica at the school.

A few samples from the reading list:

  • Norman MailerThe Time of Her Time
  • Harold BrodkeyHow Ora Perkins Had Her First Orgasm
  • Edna O’BrienThe Country Girls
  • Marguerite DurasThe Lover

    Hey… does this mean Mailer can be vindicated after winning that award for awkward Hitler-related sex scenes? Quite possibly.