4/4: Jack Halberstam, Rob Halpern, and Brenda Iijima

The next event features talks by:

Jack Halberstam
Rob Halpern
Brenda Iijima

…followed by a discussion/Q&A session.

on Monday, April 4
at 7 PM
at CUNY Graduate Center
(in the Skylight Room, 9100)
365 Fifth Avenue, NYC

Free Admission to the Public

JUDITH “JACK” HALBERSTAM is Professor of English and Gender Studies at USC. Halberstam works in the areas of popular, visual and queer culture with an emphasis on subcultures. Halberstam’s first book was Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters (1995), a study of popular gothic cultures of the 19th and 20th centuries. Her 1998 book, Female Masculinity (1998), made a ground breaking argument about non-male masculinity and tracked the impact of female masculinity upon hegemonic genders. Halberstam’s last book, In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives (2005), described and theorized queer reconfigurations of time and space in relation to subcultural scenes and the emergence of transgender visibility. Halberstam has a new book due out from Duke UP in the fall titled THE QUEER ART OF FAILURE.

ROB HALPERN has written several books of poetry, including Rumored Place (Krupskaya 2004), and Disaster Suites (Palm Press 2009). Music for Porn is forthcoming (Nightboat Books, 2011). With Taylor Brady, he also co-authored Snow Sensitive Skin (Atticus/Finch 2007), which will soon be reissued by Displaced Press in an expanded edition. Currently, he’s co-editing the poems of the late Frances Jaffer, together with Kathleen Fraser, and translating the early essays of Georges Perec, the second of which, “Commitment or the Crisis of Language,” recently appeared in the Review of Contemporary Fiction with an essay of his own on Perec. An active participant in the Nonsite Collective, Rob lives in San Francisco and Ypsilanti, Michigan.

BRENDA IIJIMA is the author of Around Sea (O Books), Animate, Inanimate Aims (Litmus Press), revv. you’ll-ution (Displaced Press) and If Not Metamorphic (Ahsahta Press) as well as numerous chapbooks and artist’s books. She is also the editor of the eco language reader (Nightboat Books and PP@YYL). Currently she is working on a body of work titled Some Simple Things Said By and About Humans-a chronicle of how humans have used animals as surrogates. She is the editor of Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs (http://yoyolabs.com/).

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TENDENCIES: Poetics & Practice is curated by Tim Peterson (Trace). All events are co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, CLAGS (the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies), The Graduate Center PhD Program in English, and the GC Poetics Group.

About Tim Peterson (Trace)

Tim Peterson (Trace) is a poet, critic, editor, curator, and octopus. Author of the book Since I Moved In (Chax Press) and the recent chapbook Violet Speech (2nd Avenue Poetry), Peterson also edits EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts and curates readings and events throughout NYC including the Zinc Bar series, Quips & Cranks (with Vincent Katz) at SVA, and the TENDENCIES: Poetics & Practice talks series at CUNY Graduate Center.
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