Tirza True Latimer: March 3

Posted February 15, 2011 by queerstudiesworkinggroup
Categories: Meetings and Events

On Thursday, March 3, 2011, the Queer Studies Working Group is hosting a lunch with Tirza True Latimer–Associate Professor and Chair, Visual and Critical Studies Graduate Program at California College of Art–at 12:00 pm in Glasscock rm. 311. We’ll be discussing a selection from the forthcoming Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories.

At 5:30 pm on March 3, Latimer will present “Claude Cahun’s Textual Travesty,” in Glasscock rm. 311.

Tirza True Latimer’s visit to TAMU is sponsored by the Glasscock Center, the New Modern British Studies Working Group, and the Department of  European and Classical Languages and Cultures.

To RSVP to the lunch (so that we can get a count for ordering the food from Blue Baker), please e-mail Krista May by noon on Wednesday, March 2.

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QSWG Meeting: Friday, Feb. 11

Posted February 1, 2011 by queerstudiesworkinggroup
Categories: Meetings and Events

On Friday, February 11, 3:30-4:30 pm, in Glasscock rm. 311, the Queer Studies Working Group will meet to discuss the recent Periscope issue on queer suicide (meeting location TBA).

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.

QSWG Meeting: January 28, 2011

Posted November 23, 2010 by queerstudiesworkinggroup
Categories: Meetings and Events

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

Posted November 9, 2010 by queerstudiesworkinggroup
Categories: Meetings and Events

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

Posted November 9, 2010 by queerstudiesworkinggroup
Categories: Miscellaneous

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: http://clgbthistory.org/prizes/2011-call-for-prize-submissions.

QSWG Meeting: November 10

Posted October 13, 2010 by queerstudiesworkinggroup
Categories: Meetings and Events

The Queer Studies Working Group will meet at on Wed., November 10, 2:30-3:45 pm in Glasscock rm. 311, to discuss selections from Gay L.A.: A History of Sexual Outlaws, Power Politics, and Lipstick Lesbians (Lillian Faderman and Stuart Timmons, U of California P, 2006). To download a PDF of the reading, click here.

La Mission Screening: October 28

Posted October 12, 2010 by queerstudiesworkinggroup
Categories: Meetings and Events

The Queer Studies Working Group and Countercultural Movements Working Group will host a screening of La Mission on Thursday, October 28, at 3:00 pm in the Library Annex 417D. Please join us!

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La Mission

Growing up in the Mission district of San Francisco, Che Rivera (Benjamin Bratt) has always had to be tough to survive. He’s a powerful man respected throughout the Mission barrio for his masculinity and his strength, as well as for his hobby building beautiful lowrider cars. A reformed inmate and recovering alcoholic, Che has worked hard to redeem his life and do right by his pride and joy: his only son, Jes, whom he has raised on his own after the death of his wife. Che’s path to redemption is tested, however, when he discovers Jes is gay. To survive his neighborhood, Che has always lived with his fists. To survive as a complete man, he’ll have to embrace a side of himself he’s never shown.