WGS Visiting Distinguished Professor Jack Halberstam

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The Program for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality (WGS) invites you to a series of three lectures given by Distinguished Visiting Professor Jack Halberstam. The first of these lectures, “Becoming Feral: Sex, Death, and Falconry” takes place Wednesday, April 27, 5pm-7pm, in Gilman 130D

Wednesday, April 27, 5pm-7pm, Gilman 130D
“Becoming Feral: Sex, Death, and Falconry”

Wednesday, May 4, 5pm-7pm, Gilman 130D
“Zombie Humanism”

Thursday, May 5, 6pm-8:30pm, Gilman 479
Screening and Discussion of Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Wednesday, May 11, 5pm-7pm, Gilman 130D
“Auto/Destructive Art and Transhumanism”
Professor Halberstam will hold office hours every Wednesday, 2-4pm, in Gilman 316.

Jack Halberstam is Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Gender Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. Halberstam is the author of five books including: Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters (Duke UP, 1995), Female Masculinity (Duke UP, 1998), In A Queer Time and Place (NYU Press, 2005), The Queer Art of Failure (Duke UP, 2011) and Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal (Beacon Press, 2012) and has written articles that have appeared in numerous journals, magazines and collections. Halberstam is currently working on several projects including a book on Fascism and (homo)sexuality.

Halberstam has co-edited a number of anthologies including Posthuman Bodies with Ira Livingston (Indiana University Press, 1995) and a special issue of Social Text with Jose Munoz and David Eng titled “What’s Queer About Queer Studies Now?” Jack is a popular speaker and gives lectures around the country and internationally every year. Lecture topics include: queer failure, sex and media, subcultures, visual culture, gender variance, popular film, animation.