Department of English

"The Secret Life of the Counterarchive: Queer Artists and Their Archives"

Wed, January 30, 2013 | Avaya Auditorium, ACE 2.302

7:00 PM

Part of the Humanities Institute 2012-2013 Distinguished Lecture Series: Public and Private

Free and open to the public.  A talk by Ann Cvetkovich, "The Secret Life of the Counterarchive: Queer Artists and Their Archives" Wednesday 30 January 2013, 7 pm in the Avaya Auditorium, ACE 2.302.

About Ann Cvetkovich

Ann Cvetkovich is Ellen Clayton Garwood Centennial Professor of English and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.  She is the author of Mixed Feelings:  Feminism, Mass Culture, and Victorian Sensationalism (Rutgers, 1992); An Archive of Feelings:  Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures (Duke, 2003); and Depression:  A Public Feeling (Duke, 2012).  She co-edited (with Ann Pellegrini) “Public Sentiments,” a special issue of The Scholar and Feminist Online, and (with Janet Staiger and Ann Reynolds) Political Emotions (Routledge, 2010).   She has been coeditor, with Annamarie Jagose, of GLQ:  A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. Her current writing projects focus on the current state of LGBTQ archives and the creative use of them by artists to create counterarchives and interventions in public history.

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