Dr. Jack Halberstam – “The Call of the Child – Representing Pre-Adult Queer Desire”


Jack Halberstam is Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Gender Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. Halberstam is the author of five books including: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters_ (Duke UP, 1995),_Female Masculinity_ (Duke UP, 1998), _In A Queer Time and Place_ (NYU Press, 2005), _The Queer Art of Failure_ (Duke UP, 2011) and _Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal_ (Beacon Press, 2012) and has written articles that have appeared in numerous journals, magazines and collections. Halberstam has co-edited a number of anthologies including Posthuman Bodies with Ira Livingston (Indiana University Press, 1995) and a special issue of Social Text with Jose Munoz and David Eng titled “What’s Queer About Queer Studies Now?” Jack is a popular speaker and gives lectures around the country and internationally every year. Lecture topics include: queer failure, sex and media, subcultures, visual culture, gender variance,popular film, animation. Halberstam is currently working on several projects including a book titled THE WILD on queer anarchy, performance and protest culture, the visual representation of anarchy  and the intersections between animality, the human and the environment.

  • Where: Sala Carlos Monsiváis, CECUT
  • When: Friday, April 4th, 7:00 p.m
  • Duration: 90 min
  • Free admission