Join us on Wednesday September 10 at 4pm for the launch of Dr. Amin Ghaziani’s new book There Goes the Gayborhood, published by Princeton University Press. A lecture by the author will be followed by a reception. Gay neighborhoods, like the legendary Castro District in San Francisco and New York’s Greenwich Village, have long provided sexual […]
Social Justice @ UBC Noted Scholars Lecture Series The Intimate Public Sphere: Thinking Through the Skin Dr. Anika Stafford Postdoctoral Fellow, History Department, Simon Fraser University Lecturer, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, University of British Columbia The plight of many queer and transgender high school students has recently been under media […]
Social Justice @ UBC Noted Scholars Lecture Series The Intimate Public Sphere: Thinking Through the Skin Dr. Hedy Law Assistant Professor of Musicology, School of Music, UBC Wednesday January 14, 12pm* Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice grsj.arts.ubc.ca Jack Bell Building, 2080 West Mall, Room 028, UBC University of British Columbia […]
What alternative model of visuality does the spatial/epistemic formation of queer diaspora offer? How does this model of queer visuality transform our understanding of time and space, history and memory? To answer these questions, I identify what I term “the aesthetic practices of queer diaspora”: these are aesthetic practices that engage the visual register and that negotiate diasporic movement in multiple geographic locations.
The Ceremony is a documentary feature directed by Lina Mannheimer about the author and S/M artist Catherine Robbe-Grillet and her close friends. Catherine Robbe-Grillet, a sharp intellectual born in 1930, published her first book (L’image) in 1956. It was banned and publicly burned in Paris. After more than 50 years of exploring eroticism and the world of sadomasochism, Robbe-Grillet is today widely considered France’s most famous dominatrix.
How gay are video games? It depends. Most video games rarely represent or mention sexuality… on the other hand, there’s this thing called Tumblr. In this talk, I will analyze the institutional barriers that often discourage creators from making sex games, and briefly survey a variety of sex in game culture — including my personal practice as a game developer, and why some people claim I’m the Robert Mapplethorpe of video games, for better or worse.
In “A Nightmarish Silhouette,” Snorton situates the ascendance of Christine Jorgensen, dubbed America’s first transsexual celebrity, alongside myriad projects of U.S. imperial conquest and various forms of violent racist suppression at home. Focusing on the media narratives of Lucy Hicks Anderson, Georgia Black, and James McHarris/Annie Lee Grant that emerged in the black press, this talk offers other ways to narrate how black trans figures were mobilized to meditate on intramural black life, not simply as it related to matters of gender and sexuality but as it pertained to shifting notions of human valuation.