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Ann Cvetkovich delivers a lecture on “The Secret Life of the Counterarchive: Queer Artists and their Archives”

Cultural studies scholar Ann Cvetkovich addresses the current state of LGBTQ archives

Posted: January 14, 2013
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“The Secret Life of the Counterarchive: Queer Artists and their Archives”

 January 30, 2013, 7:00 pm, in AVAYA Auditorium

The Humanities Institute continues its lecture series on the theme “Public and Private” with a talk by cultural studies scholar Ann Cvetkovich. Dr. Cvetkovich’s talk addresses the current state of LGBTQ archives and the creative use of these archives by artists to create counterarchives and interventions in public history.  Discussion will follow.

Dr. Cvetkovich teaches in the English Department at the University of Texas, where she is the Ellen Clayton Garwood Centennial Professor. She also holds an appointment in Women’s and Gender Studies. She is the author of numerous publications, including Mixed Feelings:  Feminism, Mass Culture, and Victorian Sensationalism (Rutgers 1992) and An Archive of Feelings:  Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures (Duke 2003). Her most recent book is Depression:  A Public Feeling (Duke 2012). She has been coeditor, with Annamarie Jagose, of GLQ:  A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. Her work has been recognized by many grants and honors, including a Rockefeller Fellowship from Columbia University, the Gilbert Teaching Award and Contributor of the Year Award from the University of Texas Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, and the University of Texas College Research Fellowship. She was also the co-Principal Investigator for the Ford Foundation Difficult Dialogues Grant received by the University of Texas.

Post-9/11, Dr. Cvetkovich organized the Public Feelings research group. Dedicated to the exploration of the role of feelings in public life and the effort to give feminist perspectives wider impact, the interdisciplinary group includes scholars from the University of Texas and other institutions

Dr. Cvetkovich’s lecture will take place in the AVAYA Auditorium, ACE 2.302. The ACE building is located on the Southeast corner of Speedway and 24th Street. Parking is available in the nearby garage at 24th and San Jacinto. It is free and open to the public.

Click here to read a Chronicle article on Dr. Cvetkovich and her new book Depression: A Public Feeling.

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