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Andrea Dworkin's Queer Friendships: Anti-Pornography Feminism and the Problem of Sexual Reputation

Andrea Dworkin's Queer Friendships: Anti-Pornography Feminism and the Problem of Sexual Reputation
1 Devonshire Place, Room 208N
Time: Apr 22nd, 2:00 pm End: Apr 22nd, 4:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women & Gender Studies (FAS), United States Studies, Sexual Diversity, Information, Faculty of, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), Digital Art/Humanities, Critical Theory, 2000-, 1950-2000
Lecture by Claire Bond Potter, New School for Public Engagement, NY

The Centre for the Study of the United States' F. Ross Johnson - Connaught Speaker Series for 2013-2014 presents:

Claire Bond Potter, New School for Public Engagement, New York

Andrea Dworkin's Queer Friendships: Anti-Pornography Feminism and the Problem of Sexual Reputation

Andrea Dworkin’s many critics have characterized her as, at best, an opponent of erotic freedom and, at worst, of giving feminist cover to the conservative culture wars of the 1980s and 1990s. This criticism has caused her to be misrepresented, both as an intellectual and as a lesbian. As part of Claire Potter's work on late twentieth century radical feminism in the United States, she reanimates Dworkin’s history by understanding her through networks of friendship that offer alternative readings of this extraordinary intellectual as a proponent of the ethical, loving intimacy that would be possible outside the violence that adhered to gender.
 
Claire Bond Potter has been Professor of History at The New School for Public Engagement, New York, since 2012. Prior to that, she worked at Wesleyan University. She received her Ph.D. in History from New York University. Potter is currently writing a political history of anti-pornography campaigns, Beyond Pornography: Feminism, the Reagan Revolution and the Politics of Gender. She is the author of War on Crime: Bandits, G-Men and the Politics of Mass Culture (Rutgers University Press 1998), and an editor, with Renee Romano, of Doing Recent History: On Privacy, Copyright, Video Games, Institutional Review Boards, Activist Scholarship, and History That Talks Back (University of Georgia Press 2012). Since 2007, she has blogged at Tenured Radical, which moved to The Chronicle of Higher Education in July 2011. With Renee Romano, she edits a series, Since 1970: Histories of Contemporary America (University of Georgia Press). Potter serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the History of Sexuality, and is a co-director of OutHistory.org.

Co-sponsors:

  • Munk School of Global Affairs
  • Berkshire Conference on the History of Women
  • Jackman Humanities Institute Working Group on Gender and Global Scholarship

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

For further information, please contact the Centre for the Study of the United States at (416) 946-8972.


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