TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2015 / 5 PM
PRINCETON SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE / ROOM N107
GREIL MARCUS (Critic, Visiting Professor at CUNY Graduate Center, Fall 2015)
HAL FOSTER (Respondent: Townsend Martin, Class of 1917, Professor of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University)
GREIL MARCUS WITH HAL FOSTER ON TWO NEW BOOKS
Greil Marcus will discuss two new books: Three Songs, Three Singers, Three Nations (Harvard), an investigation into the nature of the American commonplace song—songs that seem to be written by no one, whether they are or not—and Real Life Rock, a 1984-2014 collection of columns (from the Village Voice, Artforum, Salon, the Believer, and elsewhere) starting with music but covering everything under the sun. Or almost.
GREIL MARCUS was born in San Francisco and lives in Oakland. He is the author of Mystery Train (1975, with a sixth revised edition this year), Lipstick Traces (1989), The Old Weird America, The Shape of Things to Come (2006), The Doors (2011), and other books. With Sean Wilentz he is the editor of The Rose & the Briar (2004) and with Werner Sollors of A New Literary History of America (2009). He has taught at Berkeley, Princeton, and the New School, and is teaching this fall at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York.
HAL FOSTER teaches at Princeton. His new book, Bad New Days: Art, Criticism, Emergency, was released in September 2015. A cofounder of Zone Magazine and Books, he is a coeditor of October Magazine and Books.