book cover for Aging Moderns: Art, Literature, and the Experiment of Later Life, art by Jacob Lawrence

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

free and open to the public

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 PhD Program in English and American Studies Certificate Program; co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at NYU.

Image: Jacob Lawrence


Apr 18 2023


6:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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