Trans*: Hystories, Bodies and the Unbuilding of Worlds
Monday, November 5, 2018
UCLA Bunche Hall (Room 10383)
Free Admission. Please RSVP below.
While transgender has mostly been discussed in the last decade in terms of making bodies and selves, Jack Halberstam will discuss the work of unmaking that is performed by the appellation of trans*. With this shift in focus, the wrong body, an appellation used mostly for people who have felt themselves to be out of place, out of time, comes not to claim right but to dismantle the system that metes out rightness and wrongness. This talk will offer examples of protest performances drawn from the 1970’s to argue for anarchic trans* feminisms oriented towards unbuilding and unmaking worlds, and will therefore, re-contextualize the agency of restless, transitive, hysterical bodies of the present.
The talk will be followed by an open conversation with Jack Halberstam and moderated by Johanna Braun. This guest lecture is part of the UCLA event series #masshysteria. Hysteria, Politics, and Performance Strategies and generously sponsored by the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies, UCLA Department of English, UCLA Department of Germanic Languages, UCLA Department of Theater, UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies, UCLA Center for Performance Studies, UCLA Center for the Study of Women, and the LGBTQ Studies Program.
For more information please visit www.performing-hysteria.com
Upcoming guest lecture: Sander L. Gilman (Professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University) // Friday, November 16 // 2–3pm // UCLA Bunche Hall (Room 10383)