First-edition dust jacket cover of Against Interpretation (1966) by Susan Sontag.

Against Interpretation: Susan Sontag and the Erotics of Art

Cost
275.00

Available Section

Offered for
Summer
Section
22U1
Schedule
Day
Sat
Times
09:30 am—12:45 pm
Dates
Type
Discussion
Location
Online
Taught by
Lindsay Atnip
Section Notes

Online registration deadline: Thursday, August 25 at 5 pm CT

"To interpret is to impoverish, to deplete the world—in order to set up a shadow world of ‘meanings," Sontag proclaims in her brilliant and inciting "Against Interpretation." "Away with all duplicates" of the world, she urges, "until we experience more immediately what we have," calling instead for an "erotics of art." We will read Sontag's now-classic polemic as well as others of her best and most provocative essays on art and the arts.

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Notes

Online registration deadline: Thursday, August 25 at 5 pm CT

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