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The Wild: Notes on Anarchy

The Wild: Notes on Anarchy
15 Devonshire Place, George Ignatieff Theatre
Time: Feb 7th, 4:00 pm End: Feb 7th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, Visual Studies (UTM), United States Studies, Sexual Diversity, English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Critical Theory, Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (UTM), Cinema, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), Architecture, Landscape, Design, 2000-, 1950-2000
Lecture by J. Jack Halberstam, University of Southern California


Friday, February 7, 4:00-6:00 pm
George Ignatieff Theatre
Trinity College, 15 Devonshire Place


The Wild: Notes on Anarchy

Organized by the Centre for the Study of the United States; Co-sponsored by the Women & Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto; and, the Department of English & Writing Studies, Western University.

J. Jack Halberstam is Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity Gender Studies and Comparative Literature at USC. Halberstam works in the areas of popular, visual, and queer culture with an emphasis on subcultures. Halberstam’s first book, Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters (1995), was a study of popular gothic cultures of the 19th and 20th centuries and it stretched from Frankenstein to contemporary horror film. Her 1998 book, Female Masculinity (1998), made a ground breaking argument about non-male masculinity and tracked the impact of female masculinity upon hegemonic genders. Halberstam’s last book, In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives (2005), described and theorized queer reconfigurations of time and space in relation to subcultural scenes and the emergence of transgender visibility. This book devotes several chapters to the topic of visual representation of gender ambiguity. Halberstam was also the co-author with Del LaGrace Volcano of a photo/essay book, The Drag King Book (1999), and with Ira Livingston of an anthology, Posthuman Bodies (1995). Halberstam regularly speaks on queer culture, gender studies and popular culture and publishes blogs at bullybloggers.com. Halberstam published a book in 2011 titled The Queer Art of Failure (Duke University Press), and Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender and the End of Normal (Beacon Press, 2012). Halberstam is currently working on a project about queer anarchy tentatively titled: The Wild. There will be publications for sale after the lecture.

Registration is required for this event. To register, please go to:   http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/events/

Please Note:
Professor Halberstam will also be giving a research seminar at the Women & Gender Studies Institute, on Wednesday, February 5, 3-5 pm, in the Jackman Humanities building, Room 100A. For additional information and to register for this seminar, please contact Prof. Sarah Trimble at: s.trimble@utoronto.ca.

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