Chicago: "Regarding Susan Sontag"

Film Screening and Discussion with Prof. Deborah Nelson

Cost: Free 


REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is an intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century. Passionate and gracefully outspoken throughout her career, Susan Sontag became one of the most important literary, political and feminist icons of her generation. The documentary explores Sontag’s life through evocative experimental images, archival materials, accounts from friends, family, colleagues, and lovers, as well as her own words, read by actress Patricia Clarkson. From her early infatuation with books and her first experience in a gay bar; from her marriage in adolescence to her last lover, REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is a fascinating look at a towering cultural critic and writer whose works on photography, war, illness, and terrorism still resonate today. More than any other thinker of her day, Sontag was watched, viewed, photographed and stared at. She was gazed at, and she looked back, very carefully, particularly at language and metaphor and at photography and what she called “the ecology of images.” REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG gives viewers the chance to watch Sontag while she examines the world.

Please join us for a screening of this documentary, followed with a discussion led by Prof. Deborah Nelson.

Date:      Wednesday, November 18
Time:      6PM Reception; 6:30PM Program
Location: Regenstein Library, Rm. 122
(not the CSGS Community Room, as originally announced)


We are co-hosting this event with the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and with the Chicago Women's Alliance.

RSVP requested here.


Event Contact
Robert Planthold AB'06

Staff Liaison
Alexandria Schultz, AM'13