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The Scandals of Susan Sontag

The Scandals of Susan Sontag

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E. Ann Kaplan, Nancy Kates, Laura Kipnis, Susie Linfield, Heather Love, Nancy K. Miller, José Muñoz, Deborah Nelson, Sigrid Nunez, Jay Prosser, Elaine Showalter, Catharine Stimpson.

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 21th 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 (English, University of Chicago); Sigrid Nunez, writer; Jay Prosser (