Batya Ungar-Sargon
Freelance

Batya Ungar-Sargon has a PhD in the 18th-century novel. Her dissertation is entitled ‘Coercive Pleasures: The Force and Form of the Novel 1719-1740’. She is also a freelance writer living in Brooklyn, New York.

Essays
3
Essay/Self-Improvement
The pleasure of their pain

Why the punishment and humiliation of reality TV contestants provides such a satisfying and deep pleasure

Batya Ungar-Sargon

Essay/Gender
She swoons to conquer

Readers of romance fiction enjoy tales of alpha males and forced seduction. Could they still be considered feminists?

Batya Ungar-Sargon

Essay/Philosophy of Religion
Undercover atheists

Seduced by science and rationalism, yet tied to their families and communities, Hasidic atheists opt for a double life

Batya Ungar-Sargon