The Queer Studies Working Group will meet on Tuesday, February 28, 4:00-5:30 pm, in Glasscock rm. 311 to discuss Dan Humphrey’s work-in-progress, “Covert Homosexual Content? Amici per la pelle‘s Queer Fans.” For a copy of the paper, e-mail Krista.


The Queer Studies Working Group will meet on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 4-5:30 pm, in Glasscock rm. 311 to discuss “What Does It Mean To Be an Aggie? The Role of the University in Supporting Sexual Diversity at Texas A&M” by QSWG member Dana Sayre, an MA student in the Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M. To request a copy of the reading, contact Krista.


The Queer Studies Working Group will meet on Wed., December 7, 3-4 pm, in Glasscock rm. 300, to discuss plans for spring 2012.


On Friday, November 18, the Women’s and Gender Studies Working Group is hosting a lunch colloquium featuring Dr. Ann Cvetkovich, the Garwood Centennial Professor of English and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Cvetkovich will be speaking on “The Queer Art of the Counterarchive” in Glasscock rm. 311, 12:30-1:30. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Nancy Sumpter by noon on Thursday, November 17, to reserve your space and a portion of pizza.

From 2 pm until 3 pm on November 18, Dr. Cvetkovich will be meeting with the Queer Studies Working Group in Glasscock rm. 311.

Dr. Cvetkovich is the author of Mixed Feelings: Feminism, Mass Culture, and Victorian Sensationalism and An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures.


The Queer Studies Working Group is co-sponsoring Mark Rifkin’s visit to TAMU on Wednesday, November 9. Rifkin is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

In preparation for his visit, we’ll be joining the Indigenous Studies Working Group and Africana Studies Working Group for a discussion of Rifkin’s When Did Indians Become Straight? Kinship, the History of Sexuality, and Native Sovereignty (Oxford UP, 2010) on Friday, November 4, 9-10:30 am, in Glasscock rm. 311.

On Wednesday, November 9, 1:00p.m.-4:00 pm in the Mayo/Thomas room of Cushing Library, Professor Rifkin will give a public lecture and discussion on “When Did Indians Become Straight?” This lecture and discussion are free and open to the public.


The Queer Studies Working Group will host Neville Hoad for lunch and a talk. We’ll meet with him for a lunchtime discussion on Thursday, October 6, at noon in Glasscock 308, to discuss a work-in-progress. If you’d like to attend the lunch, please e-mail Krista by 5 pm on Tues., October 4, to be added to the count for lunch. You can also receive a copy of Dr. Hoad’s work-in-progress by e-mailing Krista.

Here is the information about his talk later that day:

“Repugnancy Clauses: Customary Law, Sovereignty, and the Politics of Sexuality in British Colonial Africa”

–Dr. Neville Hoad, Associate Professor of English, University of Texas at Austin and author of _African Intimacies: Race, Homosexuality, and Globalization_

–Thursday, October 6, 2011, 4:00-5:30pm

–Location: Academic Building 326

–Co-sponsored by the Africana Studies Program, Department of English, Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, Race and Ethnic Studies Institute, Queer Studies Working Group, and Women’s and Gender Studies Program

–This lecture is free and open to the public.

Hope to see you next Thursday!


The Queer Studies Working Group is co-sponsoring Brian Lewis’s visit to campus on Thursday, September 1. Brian Lewis is professor of history at McGill University. Professor Lewis’s recent work has focused on British queer history of the late nineteenth into the late twentieth centuries.

At 4:00 p.m., Dr. Lewis will speak in the Glasscock Library, Room 311 of the Glasscock Building on “The Making of the Modern British Homosexual: The Queer Life of George Ives.” All are welcome.

He’ll be available beforehand for lunch in the Glasscock Center, starting at noon on Thursday, when he’ll talk informally about the Wolfenden Committee, which in the late 1950s recommended the decriminalization of homosexuality in Britain. Those interested in lunch, which will be provided, please contact Krista May by 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 August.

He will also be free for informal chats after lunch – if you are interested in meeting with him, please contact James Rosenheim.


The Queer Studies Working Group is co-sponsoring Alexander Doty’s visit to TAMU on Thursday, September 15. Doty is Professor of Communication and Culture at Indiana University.

He will be giving a public lecture on “Queer Star Studies: The Case of Marlene Dietrich vs. Greta Garbo” at 8 pm in the Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building Auditorium. The QSWG will be hosting a lunch with Doty, 11:45 am-1:30 pm in Glasscock rm. 311, to discuss “Queer Hitchcock” (in A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock, ed. Thomas Leitch and Leland Poague, Blackwell, 2011).


The Queer Studies Working Group will meet Wednesday, August 17, 2011, at 3:00 pm in Glasscock rm. 311, to discuss Elizabeth Freeman’s Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories (Duke UP, 2010).


The Queer Studies Working Group will meet on Thursday, July 7, at 3 pm in Glasscock rm. 311, to discuss David Gerstner’s Queer Pollen: White Seduction, Black Male Homosexuality and the Cinematic (U of Illinois P, 2011).

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