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Kathryn Bond Stockton: "Seductive Praxis: Racing, Reading, Fishing, Kissing."
Departmental Lecture Series
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Fisher-Bennett Hall 401

Professor Stockton’s description:
You wouldn’t imagine that thoughts on reading and sex-with-ideas—thinking coming from famous novels engaging race and palpable queerness—would have a payoff for activist work inside academia.  Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, and Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, alongside the disability memoir, A Body, Undone by Christina Crosby, may suggest how.  These writings even culminate in what I puzzlingly call “an intersectional horizontal hold”: the key, perhaps, to untold transformations.