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Prof Jack Halberstam: 'Trans*: Visualizing the Gender Variant Body

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time: 18:00 to 19:30
Location: GEMS0-016, UL North Campus, Ireland

The Gender Arc@UL and the School of Culture & Communication announce a public lecture by

Jack Halberstam (Professor of English and Gender Studies, Columbia University)

 Titled “Trans*: Visualizing the Gender Variant Body”.

Date and venue: 6pm Wednesday 21st February in GEMS0-016, UL North Campus

Jack Halberstam’s current research in the fields of gender, queer theory, visual and cultural studies focuses on transgenderism, on anti-disciplinary knowledge, on subcultures, and on wildness. His recent books include Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variability (2018), Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender and The End of Normal (Beacon Press, 2012), The Queer Art of Failure (Duke, 2011). Specialising in a range of mediums, from Gothic literature to film, Halberstam’s pioneering work helped define the field of sexuality studies with publications including In A Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives (NYU, 2005), and Female Masculinity (Duke, 1998), along with articles in numerous journals, magazines, and collections.

In conjunction with this lecture, we will host a day workshop for postgraduate and early career scholars on Gender, Sexuality, and Citizenship. For details, contact: margaret.oneill@ul.ie