Christopher Isherwood settled in Los Angeles in 1939 and would live there for the rest of his life. This was the definitive act in Isherwood’s effort to reimagine himself, his spirituality, his personal freedom, and his place in the modern world. International scholars explore the significance of memoir, film, and biography in order to reconstruct Isherwood’s place in contemporary culture and literary history.
Wendy Moffat discusses “The Archival "I": Forster, Isherwood, and the Future of Queer Biography.” Moffat is Professor of English at Dickinson College. This lecture was included in the session titled, “21st Century Isherwood.”
Doug Armato discusses "Christopher Isherwood: In and Out of Print.” Armato is Director at University of Minnesota Press. This lecture was included in the session titled, “21st Century Isherwood.”
Lois Cucullu discusses "A Queer Progress: Christopher Isherwood, Sexual Exceptionalism, and Thirties Berlin.” Cucullu is Professor of English at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. This lecture was included in the session titled, "Isherwood and the Creation of the Queer Self."