Guest Lecture by Jack Halberstam
Professor of English, Comparative Literature and Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Columbia University.
This guest lecture is part of the UCLA event series #masshysteria. Hysteria, Politics, and Performance Strategies organized by the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies.
Date: Monday, November 5, 2018
Time: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: 10383 Bunche Hall
While transgender has mostly been discussed in the last decade in terms of making bodies and selves, Jack Halberstam will discuss the work of unmaking that is performed by the appellation of trans*. With this shift in focus, the wrong body, an appellation used mostly for people who have felt themselves to be out of place, out of time, comes not to claim right but to dismantle the system that metes out rightness and wrongness. This talk will offer examples of protest performances drawn from the 1970’s to argue for anarchic trans* feminisms oriented towards unbuilding and unmaking worlds, and will therefore, re-contextualize the agency of restless, transitive, hysterical bodies of the present.
The talk will be followed by an open conversation with Jack Halberstam and moderated by Johanna Braun.
- Center for the Study of Women
- Department of English
- Department of Germanic Languages
- Department of Theater
- Center for European and Russian Studies
- Center for Performance Studies
- LGBTQ Studies Program