Jack Halberstam – The Wild: Humans, Animals, Anarchy


Event Date: 10 December 2013
Room B01
C;ore Management Centre
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

The Birkbeck Gender & Sexuality (BiGS) Group and Birkbeck Institute of Social Research, Birkbeck, University of London present:

The Wild: Humans, Animals, Anarchy

Speaker: Professor Jack Halberstam (University of Southern California)

Jack Halberstam is Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity Gender Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. Halberstam works in the areas of popular, visual and queer culture with an emphasis on subcultures, and has written the following books: Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters (1995), Female Masculinity (1998), In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives (2005), The Queer Art of Failure (2011), and Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender and the End of Normal (2012). Halberstam was also the co-author with Del LaGrace Volcano of a photo/essay book, The Drag King Book (1999), and with Ira Livingston of an anthology, Posthuman Bodies (1995). Halberstam is currently working on a project about queer anarchy tentatively titled: The Wild.

Introduction by Dr Elena Loizidou (Birkbeck):







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