Come celebrate writer Joshua Sperling’s new book, A Writer of Our Time: The Life and Work of John Berger. We love John Berger here at Wolfman and we couldn’t be more excited about this book! Sperling “draws on first-hand, unpublished interviews and archival sources only recently made available, to dig beneath the moments of controversy to reveal a figure of remarkable complexity and resilience.” Yes, please! Sign us up for that! Even better, Joshua Sperling will be in conversation with one of our local faves and New Life Quarterly columnist, Zoé Samudzi, who is also a Berger enthusiast.
The two will be in conversation about how Joshua came to the book, their different connections to Berger, delineate some themes or dialectical tensions at the heart of the book and ask you how these are pertinent to each’s current work and activism, including the processes of collaboration, the role of self-questioning and doubt during transitional political moments, the motive-force of love in activism, working inside/outside of academia, and so much more!
Copies of A Writer of Our Time will be available. You don’t want to miss this!
Joshua Sperling was born in New York City and grew up in California. His writing has appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, Guernica, Film Quarterly, Jump Cut and Bullett Magazine, among other publications. He received a PhD in Comparative Literature, Film and Media from Yale University and currently teaches at Oberlin College.
Zoé Samudzi is a Sociology doctoral student at the University of California-San Francisco, and writer and photographer. She is the co-author of As Black as Resistance (AK Press 2018). Her work seeks to merge political theory, visual studies, and critical approaches to science in service of a multidisciplinary means of articulating Blackness(es).