Feb 16 2015

Jack Halberstam on Queer Theory

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A Series of Events with Jack Halberstam (USC) at the University of Manchester

Public Lecture

“A Path So Twisted”: Thinking Wildly With and Through Punk Feminisms

Tuesday 10th March 4.30-6 pm (Venue: TBC)

(Sponsored by Manchester Feminist Theory Network and the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology)

Roundtable Discussion

‘Why Be Normal?’

Tuesday 10th March  7.30-9pm at Contact: SICK! Arts Festival

Tickets can be purchased from: http://www.sickfestival.com/programme/manchester/why-be-normal/

CIDRAL Theory Intensive:

On Queer Theory

Speakers: Professor J.Jack Halberstam (University of Southern California); Professor Monica Pearl (University of Manchester); Clara Bradbury-Rance (Phd student, University of Manchester) (‘Putting Feminist Theory into Practice’, co-sponsored by CIDRAL and NWCDTP)

Wednesday, 11th March 10 am-12 pm

This event is free but requires you to register at the Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cidral-mftn-theory-intensive-on-queer-theory-with-j-jack-halberstam-registration-14992273293

Reading material: 

J. Jack Halberstam, ‘Introduction: Low Theory’ in The Queer Art of Failure (Duke UP, 2011) J. Jack Halberstam, ‘Gaga Sexualities: The End of Normal’ in Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal (Beacon Press, 2013) J. Jack Halberstam, ‘Charming for the Revolution: A Gaga Manifesto’, http://www.e-flux.com/journal/charming-for-the-revolution-a-gaga-manifesto/. Readings available to download at:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/n3z0or816rs0ul8/AAA5BpgstWvWAs1RvLfTpx58a?dl=0 )

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?” 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.