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The Cold War and Queer Liberation
September 29, 2022, 7:00 pm-8:30 pmFree
Join us for a conversation with GerShun Avilez, associate professor of English at the University of Maryland, as he explores how the Cold War conflict between the U.S. and the Soviet Union led to a tremendous reorganization of how Americans thought about identity, especially queer identity.
Avilez will discuss the activism of homosexual organizers who worked against state repression. We will trace the shifting ways Cold War-era novels, plays, and poetry take up the subject of queerness and re-imagine the social possibilities for the homosexual citizen.
Please come down for this enlightening talk on how ideas of queer freedom arise and transform in the shadow of repression.
This event will be in-person at the Tyrrell Hall auditorium at TU and online on Zoom. To join the Zoom stream, please click here.