Archive for November 2010

QSWG Meeting: January 28, 2011

November 23, 2010

The Queer Studies Working Group will meet on Friday, January 28, 2011, at 3 pm in Glasscock rm. 311 to discuss Mignon R. Moore’s “Black and Gay in L.A.: The Relationships Black Lesbians and Gay Men Have to Their Racial and Religious Communities” ( in D. Hunt and A. Ramon [Eds.], Black Los Angeles: American Dreams and Racial Realities, NYU Press: 2010, pp. 188-212). To download a PDF of the article, click here.

We also encourage QSWG members to take a look at the recent Periscope issue on queer suicide. This Periscope dossier features an eclectic collection of essays, blogs, position papers, and op-eds from a multidisciplinary group of scholars zeroing in on a spectrum of issues related to queer suicide, from gay rage and new technologies of sexuality to anti-bullying legislation. It organizes a kind of online teach-in, a portal to the multiple conversations and action happening around the country about gay teen suicide. At our meeting on January 28, we’ll decide whether or not we might want to discuss the Periscope issue and the topics it addresses in more detail at a future meeting.


Thiefing Sugar: December 1

November 9, 2010

The Africana Studies Working Group and the Queer Studies Working Group will meet to discuss Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley’s Thiefing Sugar: Eroticism between Women in Caribbean Literature (Duke UP, 2010) on Wednesday, December 1, 4:00 pm, in Glasscock rm. 311.

Joan Nestle Prize

November 9, 2010

The Committee on LGBT History, Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History, an affiliated society of the American Historical Association, is once more soliciting submissions for its 2011 Joan Nestle Prize, which will recognize an outstanding undergraduate paper in LGBT history written in 2009 & 2010.  The deadline for submission materials is 31 December 2010.

The details of submitting nominees can be found online at: