Experimental Aging and U.S. Modernisms
a talk by Scott Herring
April 18, 2023, Tuesday, 6 pm ET
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, English Lounge, Room 4406
RSVP and virtual registration information to be announced.
This talk rehearses core arguments from my recent book, Aging Moderns: Art, Literature, and the Experiment of Later Life (Columbia University Press, 2022). Canvassing artists, performers, and writers such as Mabel Hampton, Indra B. Tamang, and Tillie Olsen, my research illuminates how old age informed experimental aesthetics across the American century.
Scott Herring is Professor of American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. He is the author of several books, including The Hoarders and Another Country.
Please contact the Dept of English at the CUNY Graduate Center for more information.
Organized by the CUNY Graduate Center Department of English; co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at NYU; the Center for LGBTQ Studies at CUNY.
Image: Jacob Lawrence