Gaga Feminism: Gender in the 21st Century

Date: September 12, 2013
Start Time: 7:00 pm
End Time: 10:00 pm
Location: USC University Club at King Stoops Hall University Park Campus
Address: Between Jefferson and 34th St just west of Figueroa
Where: Los Angeles
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With a compelling knack for finding queer meaning in unlikely pop-culture spaces, Halberstam will explore what SpongeBob SquarePants, pregnant men and Lady Gaga tell us about sex and gender in the 21st century. The evening will include a conversation moderated by Josh Kun, associate professor in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Reception to follow.

This event is a part of the University of Southern California Provost’s Writers Series with Jack Halberstam, a professor of American studies and ethnicity, gender studies and comparative literature at USC and the author of five books, including Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters,Female MasculinityIn a Queer Time and Place and The Queer Art of Failure. Halberstam’s most recent book, Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender and the End of Normal, attempts to make sense of the tectonic shifts that have transformed gender and sexual politics in the last few decades. Halberstam is currently working on several projects, including a book called The Wild on queer anarchy. (WebsiteTwitterAmazon)