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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Dr. Jill Robbins discusses Lesbian literary identities in queer Madrid

Wed, September 23, 2009 • 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM • Garrison Hall (GAR), Room 2.112

Dr. Jill Robbins, associate professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, describes her book, Crossing Through Chueca: Lesbian Literary Identities in Queer Madrid, 1988-2005, as an exploration of lesbian (in)visibility from 1988 until the marriage march in 2005. Robbins traverses the various literary spaces of the city associated with queer culture, referencing in particular the gay barrio of Chueca. Robbins also looks at the ways in which aesthetics, politics, economics, gender and architecture intersect in the book industry (bookstores, publishing houses), and brings these considerations to bear on the critical analysis of texts drawn from high and popular cultures.

Admission to this event is free and open to the public.  For more information, please check the COLA events calendar


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