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  • The Scandals of Susan Sontag

    The Scandals of Susan Sontag Skylight Room (9100) Susan Sontag’s provocative career resulted in a body of artistic and intellectual work that is scorned as often as it is admired. How can we begin to take account of her achievements and legacy in the 21st century? Beginning with an exploration of…

    The Scandals of Susan Sontag

    Skylight Room (9100)


    Susan Sontag’s provocative career resulted in a body of artistic and intellectual work that is scorned as often as it is admired. How can we begin to take account of her achievements and legacy in the 21st century? Beginning with an exploration of her recently published journals, and featuring a documentary film-in-progress about her life and career, this one-day conference brings together a variety of scholars and critics to consider the impact of her work. Participants include, among many others,E. Ann Kaplan (English and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University); Nancy Kates, filmmaker;Laura Kipnis (Communication, Northwestern University); Susie Linfield (Journalism, New York University); Heather Love(English, University of Pennsylvania); Nancy K. Miller (English and Comparative Literature, The Graduate Center, CUNY);José Muñoz (Performance Studies, New York University); Deborah Nelson (Journalism, University of Maryland); Sigrid Nunez, writer; Jay Prosser (English, University of Leeds); Elaine Showalter (English, Princeton University) Catharine Stimpson, English, NYU. Co-sponsored by the Ph.D Program in English, the Humanities Institute, Stony Brook University, the certificate in 20th Century Studies, and the Women’s Studies Certificate Program, the Center for the Study of Women and Society, The Graduate Center, CUNY.

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