Public Lecture: Scott Herring, 'Queer Longing: Some Thoughts on Longevity'
|Dates:||21 May 2018|
|Times:||12:00 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
This event is co-hosted by the Sexuality summer School and CIDRAL.
Scott Herring (James H. Rudy Professor of English, Indiana University), will deliver a public lecture entitled 'Senior Living with Charles Henri Ford'.
This presentation traces understudied lineages of queer American modernism by focusing on the late life of Charles Henri Ford as he took up residence in New York City’s Dakota apartment building from the mid-1970s to his death in 2002. Most famous for his co-authored experimental novel The Young and Evil (1933), Ford also composed numerous surrealist pieces during the 1990s under the aid of his caretaker Indra Tamang. Focusing on their cross-generational two-person avant-garde, Herring asks what queer longing might look like when filtered through queer longinquity—the “long passage of time” according to the Oxford English Dictionary? His extensive review of Ford’s collaborative archives attests that this elderly modernist’s age-old reply was to initiate a radical experiment in LGBT senior living.
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