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Germaine Greer

Academic Writer
Born Jan 29, 1939

Germaine Greer was an Australian writer, academic, journalist and scholar of early modern English literature, and a significant feminist voice of the later 20th century. Greer's ideas have created controversy ever since her book The Female Eunuch became an international best-seller in 1970, turning her into a household name and bringing her both adulation and opposition.… Read More

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1939 Birth Born on January 29, 1939.


1965 26 Years Old Shaping her words within the same frame as Kenneth Tynan's in November 1965 to say "the word fuck", Greer has said that "the monosyllable cunt" is one of the few remaining words in the English language with a genuine power to shock.
1968 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1968, Greer received her Ph.D. on the topic of Elizabethan drama with a thesis entitled The Ethic of Love and Marriage in Shakespeare's Early Comedies and accepted a lectureship in English at the University of Warwick in Coventry.


1970 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Greer's ideas and her various views, not just those related to feminism, have created controversy ever since her book The Female Eunuch became an international best-seller in 1970, bringing her both adulation and opposition. … Read More
1972 33 Years Old Following the success of The Female Eunuch, Greer resigned her post at the University of Warwick in 1972 after travelling the world to promote her book. … Read More
1973 34 Years Old The marriage ended in divorce in 1973.


1979 40 Years Old In 1979 Greer was appointed to a post in the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, as the director for the Center of the Study of Women's Literature.
1981 42 Years Old She was also the founding editor of Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, an academic journal, during 1981–82.
1988 49 Years Old Greer refused to sign a petition in support of Salman Rushdie's controversial 1988 novel The Satanic Verses, stating that it was "about his own troubles", and adding that Rushdie was "a megalomaniac, an Englishman with a dark skin".


1989 50 Years Old In 1989, Greer was appointed as a special lecturer and fellow at Newnham College, Cambridge, England. … Read More
1996 57 Years Old Greer resigned in 1996 after the case attracted negative publicity. … Read More
1997 58 Years Old In 1997, Greer lamented the fact that J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings had topped several opinion polls as "the greatest novel of the twentieth century". … Read More


2000 - 2006 2 More Events
In 2007, Greer contributed an essay to the book Stella Vine: Paintings which accompanied the major solo exhibition of British painter Stella Vine at Modern Art Oxford museum in England.
2008 69 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, she wrote the essay On Rage about the widespread rage of indigenous men, published in the series Little Books on Big Themes by Melbourne University Publishing, launched by Bob Carr on 15 August 2008. … Read More
2011 72 Years Old In January 2011 Greer appeared on BBC mockumentary Come Fly With Me as herself.
2012 73 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2012, Greer appeared on the BBC television programme Question Time and affirmed her membership of the British Liberal Democrats party.
2013 74 Years Old 1 More Event
The University of Melbourne announced on 28 October 2013 that it will become the global repository for the lifetime archive of Greer's work. … Read More
2014 75 Years Old The transfer of the archive from Greer's British home will commence in July 2014 and the University will raise A$3 million in donations to facilitate the entire process. … Read More
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