“Tribes of New York: Inventing Spectacle” A Panel Discussion, October 19th at NYU’s Fales Library


Victor P. Corona, Ph.D., sociologist at NYU’s School of Professional Studies and author of Night Class: A Downtown Memoir, moderates a panel on the tribes of performers, artists, musicians, DJs, writers, socialites, and nightlife personas that sustain New York’s role as a global cultural capital.

“Tribes of New York: Inventing Spectacle”

New York University’s Fales Library will host a panel discussion entitled, “Tribes of New York: Inventing Spectacle” October 19, 2017 at 6:30pm,  Fales Library, third floor, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South (at LaGuardia Place). [Subways A,C,E,B,D,M to West 4th Street; 6 line to Astor Place; R train to 8th Street]

The panelists are:

  • Sophia Lamar, actress, model, style icon, and nightlife legend
  • Rose Wood, performance artist at The Box
  • Wednesday Martin, Ph.D., bestselling author of Primates of Park Avenue, Stepmonster, and the forthcoming Untrue
  • Cat Marnell, bestselling author of How to Murder Your Life and former beauty editor, xoJane and Lucky

Writers Dayna Troisi and Alexandra Warrick will offer brief welcoming remarks to introduce the panelists’ work. Thomas Kiedrowski, author of Andy Warhol’s New York City and MLIS candidate at the Pratt Institute, co-moderates. Corona will sign copies of Night Class after the panel.

MEDIA ONLY: Reporters interested in covering or attending the event must contact Christopher James at 212-998-6876 or email christopher.james@nyu.edu.

Victor P. Corona, Ph.D., sociologist at NYU’s School of Professional Studies and author of Night Class: A Downtown Memoir, moderates a panel on the tribes of performers, artists, musicians, DJs, writers, socialites, and nightlife personas that sustain New York’s role as a global cultural capital.

About Fales Library and Special Collections:

The Fales Library is housed in the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library on Washington Square, flagship of NYU’s global library system.  Fales Library, comprising nearly 358,000 volumes and over 11,000 linear feet of archive and manuscript materials, houses the Fales Collection of rare books and manuscripts in English and American literature, the Downtown Collection, the Marion Nestle Food Studies Collection and the general special collections of the NYU Libraries. The Fales Collection was given to NYU in 1957 by DeCoursey Fales in memory of his father, Haliburton Fales. It is especially strong in English literature from the middle of the 18th century to the present, documenting developments in the novel. The Marion Nestle Food Studies Collection is a vast collection of books and manuscripts documenting food and foodways with particular emphasis on New York City.  The Downtown Collection, founded in 1994, documents the downtown New York art, performance, and literary scenes from 1975 to the present and is extremely rich in archival holdings, including extensive film and video.

The NYU Division of Libraries is a global system comprising five libraries in Manhattan and one each in Brooklyn, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai.  Its flagship, the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library on Washington Square, receives 2.6 million visits annually.  For more information about the NYU Libraries, please visit http://library.nyu.edu

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