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About this conversation


Maggie Nelson
(Ph.D. in English at The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2004) has been called “one of our most radical and forward-looking thinkers” (The Guardian). Her latest book, On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint, was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2021, which “shows her at her most original and brilliant.” In this blend of memoir and philosophical meditation, she examines the complex concept of freedom in four realms: art, sex, drugs, and climate. Nelson, a 2016 MacArthur Fellow who teaches at the University of Southern California, is the author of many works of nonfiction and poetry, including the bestselling The Argonauts (Book Critics Circle Award winner); Bluets; and Jane: A Murder. Join Maggie Nelson who will speak about On Freedom with Wayne Koestenbaum, distinguished professor of English, French, and comparative literature at The Graduate Center, CUNY and author of more than 20 books including, most recently, Ultramarine.

Maggie Nelson and her book "On Freedom" with Wayne Koestenbaum.

This event is hosted and sponsored by GC Presents and is co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Leon Levy Center for Biography.

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