President's Lecture Series
 

Title

Susan Sontag: "The World as India"

Presenter

Susan Sontag

Document Type

Metadata Only

Date

10-3-2002

Venue

Webb University Center - North Cafeteria

Lecture Series

President's Lecture Series; Annual Literary Festival

Description

Susan Sontag is an American writer, filmmaker, philosopher, teacher, and political activist. She mostly wrote essays, but also published novels; she published her first major work, the essay "Notes on 'Camp'", in 1964. Her best-known works include On Photography, Against Interpretation, Styles of Radical Will, The Way We Live Now, Illness as Metaphor, Regarding the Pain of Others, The Volcano Lover, and In America.

Sontag was active in writing and speaking about, or travelling to, areas of conflict, including during the Vietnam War and the Siege of Sarajevo. She wrote extensively about photography, culture and media, AIDS and illness, human rights, and communism and leftist ideology. Although her essays and speeches sometimes drew controversy, she has been described as "one of the most influential critics of her generation.

Media Type

VHS

Run Time

77:00 min

Comments

A 1/2" VHS copy of this lecture is available in the Special Collections & University Archives Department of Old Dominion University Perry Library. Call #: LD4331.A57 2002g

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