Skip to content
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Intersections Lecture: Queer History and Untimeliness

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

Free

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.

http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/things_see_do/event_landing/events/dca_tourism/IntersectionsQueerHistory.html

Details

Date:
November 2, 2011
Time:
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL United States

Share this! (You know you want to.)

Got something to say? Say it loud!