Rainbow Lecture - Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Guide to Gender Variability

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
5 p.m.

The Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library


The 2018 Annual Rainbow Lecture will feature speaker Jack Halberstam who is Professor of English and Gender Studies at Columbia University. Professor Halberstam will present:

Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Guide to Gender Variability

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 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. Halberstam is currently working on several projects including a book titled WILD THING on queer anarchy, performance and protest culture, the visual representation of anarchy and the intersections between animality, the human and the environment. Halberstam just published Trans* for UC Press. 

This lecture is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in Library Lot, and refreshments will be served.