Spring Speaker Series: Three Approaches to Queer Theory

Join Humanities for All as three academics at different stages of their careers share their unique approaches to queer theory and discuss how they entered into studying the humanities, obstacles they faced, and how they developed their research interests. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.

5 p.m., April 23 in the Levering Sherwood Room


Samanda Robinson
PhD Student in English, Johns Hopkins University
Samanda is a second year PhD student in English and an alumna of Fisk University. She researches Afrofuturism, magical realism, Black science fiction, and representations of women’s and gender studies within the African American literary canon.

Loīc Bourdeau
Louisiana Board of Regents Endowed Assistant Professor of Francophone Studies, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Loïc studies Francophone literature and cinema from Quebec, France, and the Maghreb; Feminist and Queer studies; Postcolonial studies; and theories of transgression and marginality.

Shane Butler
Nancy H. and Robert E. Hall Professor in the Humanities, Professor and Chair of Classics, Johns Hopkins University
Shane’s special interests include media history and theory; sensation, cognition, and aesthetics; rhetoric and poetics; the history of sexuality; classical reception; and the history of classical scholarship.