April 18, 6pm, room 4406

A lecture by Scott Herring

This talk rehearses core arguments from Scott Herring’s 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.

Sponsored by the CUNY Graduate Center PhD Program in English and American Studies Certificate Program together with NYU’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.