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Intersections Lecture: Queer History and Untimeliness

November 2, 2011 @ 6:00 pm - 12:00 am


Intersections is a lively series of lectures and discussions investigating and celebrating the complexity of contemporary culture and the arts, and is sponsored by Columbia College Chicago and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

Proponents of same-sex marriage in the U.S. have described gay history through the metaphor of a child who went through a phase of adolescent revolt during the Gay Liberation Movement, who had to grow up fast during the AIDS epidemic, and whose attainment of adult maturity is today visible in the respectable desires for marriage, children, and social legitimacy.

Against this linear and, indeed, all-too straight historical narrative, Dr. Kadji Amin argues that an account of the pre-Stonewall period, of marginal social locations such as prisons, and of geographies outside of the U.S. demonstrates the vital untimeliness of a specifically queer history.


November 2, 2011
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL United States

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