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Locker Room Talk: Pussies, Guns, and Video Gaymers

April 13, 2017
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library

William Cheng
Dartmouth College

The Susan B. Anthony Institute invites you to our sixth annual Rainbow Lecture. This lecture is free and open to the public, with free parking available in Library Lot. Refreshments will be served. Please share this announcement, poster, and the Facebook event page.

LOCKER ROOM TALK offers critical reflections on how verbal barbs and virtual barbarities in online gameworlds scramble the fieldworker's moral compass. With an ear toward matters of masculinity, surveillance, shame, and activism, Cheng asks whether a video game ethnography—maybe any ethnography—activates a queer ethics, a flux of guiding principles defined precisely by their playful indefinition.

WILLIAM CHENG is Assistant Professor of Music at Dartmouth College where he teaches music, media, and ethics, with a focus on sound, politics, and power. Drawing on a wide range of influences, including queer theory, disability studies, and affect theory, Cheng offers scholarship that is innovative, accessible to multiple audiences, and that blends the critical with the personal.

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