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november, 2019

20nov4:00 pm5:30 pm20-21 Century American colloquium with Scott Herring


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20-21 C American colloquium: “Queer Senior Living with Charles Henri Ford and Indra Tamang” with Scott Herring

This presentation explores how American surrealist Charles Henri Ford and his Nepalese collaborator Indra Tamang together initiated a sustained experiment in queer senior living at the Dakota apartment building from the mid-1970s up to Ford’s death in 2002.  Examining archival holdings from the Beinecke Library as well as the Getty Research Institute, I discuss how these two artists transformed shared life at the Dakota into a surrealist senior apartment via late-late modernist haiku and collage.  Assessing the intricate aesthetics of this Upper West Side elderscape, I argue, teaches us much about cross-generational contact, creative aging within domestic intimacies, and the possibilities of queer longevity.

English Dept event, cosponsored by IRWGS


(Wednesday) 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


IRWGS Seminar Room, 754 Schermerhorn Ext


The Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality is the locus of interdisciplinary feminist and queer scholarship and teaching at Columbia University.

Columbia University
Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality

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763 Schermerhorn Extension, MC 5508
New York, NY 10027