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Trans | Acker: trans, queer and genderqueer readings of the work of Kathy Acker

Trans | Acker: trans, queer and genderqueer readings of the work of Kathy Acker

Wolff Conference Room, Room D1103, Albert and Vera List Academic Center
General Public 

This seminar invites trans writers and critics to address Kathy Acker's work, not just for its rich material on gender but also more generally. Together, we will create a community of trans readings of Acker that is lacking in her current reception, as a resource both for Acker studies and for trans literature.

The work of experimental writer Kathy Acker (1947-1997) has been read as feminist and as queer, and has inspired writers coming from those perspectives. But what about trans writers? Gender can be reversible and fluid in Acker in all sorts of interesting ways. Perhaps this is why her work has been a point of reference for quite a few trans writers and critics.

Participants:

Marquis Bey, Kay Gabriel, Juliana Huxtable, Grace Lavery, Megan Milks, Torrey Peters, K. K. Trieu, and your host: McKenzie Wark

Presented by Liberal Studies at The New School for Social Research



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