On Freedom: Maggie Nelson in Conversation with Wayne Koestenbaum
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Open to the Public
Maggie Nelson (Ph.D. in English, 2004) speaks about her latest book, On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint, with Distinguished Professor Wayne Koestenbaum.
A video will be posted a few days later on our YouTube Channel.
Maggie Nelson (Ph.D. in English, 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. She speaks about On Freedom with Wayne Koestenbaum, distinguished professor of English, French, and comparative literature at the CUNY Graduate Center and author of more than 20 books including, most recently, Ultramarine.
Presented with the Center for the Humanities and the Leon Levy Center for Biography.