Date: 7:00pm PDT March 15
Location: Agnes Flanagan Chapel
38th Annual Gender Studies Symposium
Friday, March 15th
7 p.m., Agnes Flanagan Chapel
Songs of Care and Constraint
Maggie Nelson, award-winning author, recent recipient of MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellowship, and professor of English at the University of Southern California
Introduced by Zoë Maughan, L&C ’19 and symposium co-chair
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided. For additional information about accessibility, please consult our “Events Details” page.
No tickets needed. Please note that seating is limited. First-come seating. Doors open at 6:30.
Maggie Nelson is the author of nine books of poetry and prose, many of which have become cult classics defying categorization. Her nonfiction titles include the National Book Critics Circle Award winner and New York Times bestseller The Argonauts (Graywolf Press, 2015), The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning (Norton, 2011; a New York Times Notable Book of the Year), Bluets (Wave Books, 2009; named by Bookforum as one of the top 10 best books of the past 20 years), The Red Parts (Free Press, 2007; reissued by Graywolf, 2016), and Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions (U of Iowa Press, 2007). Her poetry titles include Something Bright, Then Holes (Soft Skull Press, 2007) and Jane: A Murder (Soft Skull, 2005; finalist for the PEN/ Martha Albrand Art of the Memoir). In 2016 she was awarded a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship. She has also been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Nonfiction, an NEA in Poetry, an Innovative Literature Fellowship from Creative Capital, and an Arts Writers Fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation. She writes frequently on art, including recent catalogue essays on Carolee Schneemann, Matthew Barney, and Rachel Harrison. She holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and has taught literature, writing, art, criticism and theory at the New School, Pratt Institute, Wesleyan University, and CalArts. Currently she is a professor of English at the University of Southern California and lives in Los Angeles.