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Chicago: "Regarding Susan Sontag"
Film Screening and Discussion with Prof. Deborah Nelson

Cost: Free 


REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is an intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century. Passionate and gracefully outspoken throughout her career, Susan Sontag became one of the most important literary, political and feminist icons of her generation. The documentary explores Sontag’s life through evocative experimental images, archival materials, accounts from friends, family, colleagues, and lovers, as well as her own words, read by actress Patricia Clarkson. From her early infatuation with books and her first experience in a gay bar; from her marriage in adolescence to her last lover, REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is a fascinating look at a towering cultural critic and writer whose works on photography, war, illness, and terrorism still resonate today. More than any other thinker of her day, Sontag was watched, viewed, photographed and stared at. She was gazed at, and she looked back, very carefully, particularly at language and metaphor and at photography and what she called “the ecology of images.” REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG gives viewers the chance to watch Sontag while she examines the world.

Please join us for a screening of this documentary, followed with a discussion led by Prof. Deborah Nelson.

Date:      Wednesday, November 18
Time:      6PM Reception; 6:30PM Program
Location: Regenstein Library, Rm. 122
(not the CSGS Community Room, as originally announced)


We are co-hosting this event with the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and with the Chicago Women's Alliance.

RSVP requested here.


Event Contact
Robert Planthold AB'06

Staff Liaison
Alexandria Schultz, AM'13


Event Information
Wednesday, Nov 18 2015 at 6:00pm - 8:30pm [ iCal ]
Joseph Regenstein Library
1100 E 57th St Rm. 122
Chicago, IL 60637 USA

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Guest of Daniel Licht
Guest of Estefania Vidal Monte
Guest of Katherina Motyl
Guest of Koungsik Cho
Guest of Layne Jackson
Guest of Margaret Gardel
Guest of Maria Vargas
Guest of Mark Linn
Guest of Sofia Huang
Guest of Sofia Huang
Guest of Suzanne Karpick
Guest of Vincent Scamurra
Joshua Aaker
Mary Adekoya
Mary Adekoya
Mahmoud Aliamer
Kevin Barrett
Brittany Barton
Kayla Boling
Ariella Brotherson
Cory Calmes
Alican Camci
Ariella Carmell
Miguel Cervantes
Koungsik Cho
Finlay Clark
Amber Collins-Parnell
Hannah Cook
Lauren Daurizio
Shweta Desiraju
Richard Deulofeut-Manzur
William Eley
Frances Enger
Samuel Feinstein
Samuel Feinstein
Timothy Fessenden
Carla Funk
Margaret Gardel
Margaret Gardel
Amanda Geppert
Antonia Glaser
Natalya Glaser
Hanna Gregor
Kassandra Hernandez
Renata Horowitz
Sofia Huang
Sofia Huang
Kim Hunt
Layne Jackson
Spencer Kaplan
Kati Karottki
Suzanne Karpick
Erika Kelly
Julia Key
Karin Knorr
Hyunkyung Koo
Maria Krasinski
Riza Kumar
Sue Kwan
Courtney Lakoduk
Chi Le
Mia Leatherman
Jefferine Li
Daniel Licht
Kathryn Lieber
Mark Linn
Xiaowen Liu
Xiaowen Liu
Cora Lively
Agnes Malinowska
Anthony Mendiola
Human Citizen
Kimberly Mendiola
Anya Metzer
Andres Millan
Helen Moorman
Katherina Motyl
Katherina Motyl
Tony Neuhoff
Eleanor Nicholson
Temi-Tope Okubadejo
Gina Olson
Hyein Park
Robert Planthold
President, UChicago LGBT Alumni Network
Daniel Rabe
David Rothal
Vincent Scamurra
Megan Shade
Lynn Shepler
Victoria Smallwood
Tyler Tennant
Pamela Thomas-Hall
Ella Toulouse
Maria Vargas
Tomislav Vasilj
Hazel Vespa
Estefania Vidal Montero
Junko Yamazaki
Joselyn Zivin
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