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

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ABOUT

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.

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

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