Sunday, October 11, 2009

Save the Date! Lex speaking @ Rutgers

Hey loved ones in the Tri-State Area…

Save the date. I would love to see your faces in the audience when I speak at Rutgers-Newark later this month. I’ll be talking specifically about the radical queer anti-imperialist black lovefest between Joseph Beam and Audre Lorde and how we can act like we know!

theirs and yours,




Essex Room, Robeson Student Center, 350 Martin Luther King Blvd., Newark, NJ

Friday Oct. 23, 2009

9:30 A.M. Welcomes

10 A.M. Session

Queering American Studies

“ ‘Wounded Attachments’ and Redress: Undoing Filipina Victimhood Under Colonial Rule”

Robert Diaz, Wayne State University;

“Queer Relative: Audre Lorde, Joseph Beam and Diasporic Solidarity”

Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Duke University;

“The Diva Ends/The Diva’s Ends”

Licia Fiol-Matta, Lehman College, City University of New York;

“The Queer and the Cosmopolitan”

Hiram Perez,Vassar College.

Moderator: Laura Lomas, Acting Director of Women and Gender Studies

and Associate Professor of English and American Studies, Rutgers-Newark

1:30 P.M. Session

Standing in a Ditch: Queer Encounters with the Public

Questions, answers and discussion with all four guest speakers.

Moderators: Aimee Cox, Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies,

Rutgers-Newark, and Taylor Black, graduate student, Graduate Program in American Studies, Rutgers-Newark

3 P.M. Comments: Carlos A. Ball, Professor of Law, Rutgers University School of Law (Newark)

3:10 P.M.: Closing Remarks, Beryl Satter, Chair and Associate Professor of History, Rutgers-Newark

3:30 P.M. Reception, Robeson Gallery

Co-sponsored by the Graduate Program in American Studies, the Women and Gender Studies Program, and the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience. Supported by a grant from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate and Professional Education at Rutgers University.

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