CANCELED - Confessions of a Sontagnostic

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
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This event has unfortunately been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

UCLA Library Special Collections and the Center for the Art of Performance invite you to join us for a lecture by New York Times Film Critic and author A.O. Scott on the impact of Susan Sontag and her work. A moderated Q&A will follow. This event is planned in partnership with the upcoming performance from artist MK Guth, “Choreography for Reading Aloud,” arranged by UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance. Please RSVP here.

About the Susan Sontag Papers

UCLA Library Special Collections acquired the papers of Susan Sontag in 2002. Recognized as one of the most brilliant writers, philosophers and moralists of the 20th century, Sontag’s collection reflects Sontag’s intelligence, energy, and the seamless integration of her wide-ranging interests into her work and life. In addition to notes, research, and manuscript material relating to her writing, theater, and film projects, the collection includes personal and professional correspondence, journals, highlights from her library, personal photographs, and various ephemera related to her public appearances.

About the Speaker

For the past 20 years, A.O. Scott has been a film critic at the New York Times, where he also occasionally writes about books, culture and other subjects. He is a Distinguished Professor of Film Criticism at Wesleyan and author of Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty and Truth. In his recent article in the New York Times Magazine, "How Susan Sontag Taught Me to Think" Scott reflects on the influence Sontag has had on his own writing as a critic, as well as her legacy and continued impact on the consciences of generations of Americans from the Sixties to today.

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