“My play’s last scene”: Donne and Bowie Perform Death

OCT 28, 2016 | 4:00 PM

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WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

9100: Skylight Room

WHEN:

October 28, 2016: 4:00 PM

ADMISSION:

Free; Reservations Required

SPONSOR:

Public Programs

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Description

David Bowie’s last album and video were remarkable meditations on his own death. His aestheticized reflections on his final moments find a surprising parallel in John Donne, who gave his famous “Death’s Duel” sermon in 1630, during his final illness. Exploring the “performance” of death by two disparate artists, this discussion features Julie A. Crawford (Columbia), Simon Critchley (New School), Vivien Goldman (NYU), and Feisal G. Mohamed and Stephen Spencer (Graduate Center).
 
Presented with the Ph.D. Program in English as part of its Friday Forum series.

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