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Belladonna* Presents Jack Halberstam & Co. in Queer Masculinity Event

By Harriet Staff

The Belladonna* Cooperative is hosting several writers on March 5 at Dixon Place in NYC in a promise to engage with the notion of 21st-century queer masculinity. "This event asks these writers to respond to representations of queer men in popular culture, from the fight for marriage equality to music videos and beyond. Talks to be followed with discussion among panelists, and the audience will be invited to continue the conversation." Featuring writers Jack Halberstam, Stephen Motika, Brian Pietras, Ronado Wilson and Mark Wunderlich. See ticket prices below; and of course, more info on this event and everything else radically wonderful (pamphlets, new book releases, more events, collaborations, material lives!) at the Belladonna* website.

Belladonna* Presents
Queer Masculinity: Halberstam, Motika, Pietras, Wilson, Wunderlich
Tuesday, March 5, 7:30 p.m.
$10 student/seniors. $12 at the door. FREE CHAPBOOK
Dixon Place: 161A Chrystie St, New York, NY 1000

Wait, Jack Halberstam? Let's tell you a bit more about this important figure:

Jack Halberstam is Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Gender Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. Halberstam is the author of five books including: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters (Duke UP, 1995), Female Masculinity (Duke UP, 1998), In A Queer Time and Place (NYU Press, 2005), The Queer Art of Failure (Duke UP, 2011) and Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal (Beacon Press, 2012) and has written articles that have appeared in numerous journals, magazines and collections. Halberstam is currently working on several projects including a book on queer anarchy. Halberstam has co-edited a number of anthologies including Posthuman Bodies with Ira Livingston (Indiana University Press, 1995) and a special issue of Social Text with Jose Munoz and David Eng titled “What’s Queer About Queer Studies Now?”