Wayne Koestenbaum will deliver the 2022 William Gifford Lecture

Nov. 2, 2022, 6:00 p.m.

Spitzer Auditorium, Sanders Classroom 212

Wayne Koestenbaum—poet, critic, fiction-writer, artist, filmmaker, performer—has published 22 books, including Ultramarine, The Cheerful Scapegoat, Figure It Out, Camp Marmalade, My 1980s & Other Essays, The Anatomy of Harpo Marx, Humiliation, Hotel Theory, Circus, Andy Warhol, Jackie Under My Skin, and The Queen’s Throat (nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award). His first feature-length film, The Collective, premiered at UnionDocs (New York) in 2021. In 2020 he received an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library acquired his literary archive in 2019. He is a Distinguished Professor of English, French, and Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center.

Sponsored by the English Department and the Gifford Fund for Writers-in-Residence.

poet Wayne Koestenbaum seated in front of a table with abstract art works on the wall behind him.
Wayne Koestenbaum
Photo: Jan Rattia