The Politics of Pessimism research group will meet on Friday, February 10, 2-4pm in Literature 305.
The following texts will be discussed:
Cathy Cohen, “Punks, Bulldaggers, and Welfare Queens” (in Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology, edited by E. Patrick Johnson & Mae G. Henderson, Duke, 2005)
Grace Hong & Roderick Ferguson, Introduction to Strange Affinities: The Gender and Sexual Politics of Comparative Racialization (Duke, 2011)
Hortense Spillers, “Interstices: A Small Drama of Words” (in Black, White and in Color: Essays on American Literature and Culture, Chicago, 2003)
Michael Warner & Lauren Berlant, “Sex in Public” (in Critical Inquiry 24, Winter 1998)
Frank Wilderson, “Grammar and Ghosts” (in Theater Survey 50, 2009)