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,
QUEERING AMERICAN STUDIES: A CONFERENCE AT RUTGERS-NEWARK
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.