English Seminar: Susan Sontag’s Impersonal Stardom  – School of Literature, Art and Media English Seminar: Susan Sontag’s Impersonal Stardom  – School of Literature, Art and Media

English Seminar: Susan Sontag’s Impersonal Stardom 

Guy Davidson, University of Wollongong
Susan Sontag’s Impersonal Stardom 

To refer to the celebrity intellectual and author Susan Sontag as a “star” is a cliché of commentary on her, but in this paper I take the idea of Sontag’s stardom seriously, working with and against film star studies to develop an account of Sontag’s queer iconicity as it was fashioned during the mid-1960s, the period of her early fame. Through the queer allure of her much-photographed image and her ground-breaking 1960s essays, Sontag helped promote unorthodox sexual identities and attitudes, even as she avoided public association with the same-sexuality that was an important component of her private life.

 

Venue
MECO Seminar Room S226
John Woolley Building (A20)
The University of Sydney
Camperdown NSW

Date

Aug 07 2019
Expired!

Time

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location

John Woolley Building (A20)
University of Sydney NSW 2006

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