Friday, January 20, 2006

Black Queer Studies Conference at Northwestern University

Today, for those in the Chicagoland area:

The Northwestern University Department of African American Studies, Department of Performance Studies, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, and the Diaspora Institute present:

Black Queer Studies: A Symposium and Book Launch

January 20, 2006
Norris Campus Center
The Northwestern Room
1999 Campus Drive
Evanston Campus
http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/maps/buildinglookup.cgi?lookupid=110

8:00-9:00: Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:30 Opening Remarks
Dwight A. McBride, Chair and Leon Forrest Professor of African American Studies, Northwestern University
Mae G. Henderson, Professor of English, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
E. Patrick Johnson, Associate Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies, Northwestern University

9:30-11:00 Sharon Holland, Associate Professor of English and African American Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago
"What is 'Queer' about Our Critique?: Some Thoughts about New Directions in (Black) Queer Studies?"
Moderator: Sandra Richards, Professor of African American Studies, Theater, and Performance Studies, Northwestern University
Respondents: Barnor Hesse, Associate Professor of African American Studies, Political Science, and Sociology, Northwestern University
Tasha Hawthorne: Graduate Student, Department of English, Northwestern University

11:15-12:45 Kevin Mumford, Assistant Professor of History, University of Iowa
"Joseph Beam and Re-Writing the History of Sexuality"
Moderator: Darlene Clark Hine, Board of Trustees Professor of African American Studies and History, Northwestern University
Respondents: Martha Biondi, Associate Professor of African American Studies and History, Northwestern University
Jeffrey McCune: Graduate Student, Department of Performance Studies, Northwestern University

2:00-3:30 Devon Carbado, Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angeles
"Black Rights, Gay Rights, Civil Rights: What Makeup Has To Do With It?"
Moderator: Cathy Cohen, Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago
Respondents: Marlon Bailey, U.C. Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow in Gender and Women's Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Tamara Roberts: Graduate Student, Department of Performance Studies, Northwestern University

3:45-5:15 Natasha Tinsley, Assistant Professor of English, University of Minnesota
"Black Atlantic, Queer Atlantic: An International Framework for Black Queer Studies"
Moderator: Alex Weheliye, Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies, Northwestern University
Respondents: Darrell Moore, Associate Professor of Philosophy and African & Black Diaspora Studies, DePaul University
Coya Paz, Graduate Student in Performance Studies, Northwestern University

5:15-5:30 Closing Remarks
Jennifer DeVere Brody, Associate Professor of English, African American Studies, and Performance Studies, Northwestern University

5:30-7:30 Reception and book signing by Dr E. Patrick. Johnson and Dr. Mae G. Henderson
Norris Center Michigan Room


Cosponsored by: The Department of English, the Program in Gender Studies, the Graduate School, and the Department of History.

This event is free and open to the public.
For information on local accommodations or for further information on the symposium, please call the Department of African American Studies at 847-491-5122.

2 comments:

  1. Totally unrelated post,

    when you have a moment, check out Teju Cole's blog, if you haven't already. It's haunting in a wonderful way.

    http://tejucole.typepad.com/teju_cole/

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  2. Hmmm. I checked it out, an interesting site. The name rings a bell for some reason. The pictures are haunting. I didn't get too far into the prose, though.

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