About the event

This series of conversations will bring together noted artists, writers and scholars to explore form, process, and inspiration in literary and visual creation. Each pair will engage in dialogue about the overlaps and singularities of their respective practices, opening channels of thought across disciplines.

Join artist Deborah Kass and scholar Nancy K. Miller (English and Comparative Literature, CUNY Graduate Center) for a dialogue about the correspondences between their work. Known for her canny appropriations of modern art history, Kass’s paintings critique how the intersection of high and low culture can map identity. Through her range of scholarship from feminist criticism, trauma theory and memoir, Miller’s thinking engages the self through a notion of history as composed of private lives and public testimony.