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October 29: Sexy Motherf**ker: Queering Incest & the Mother

sexy motherf**kerSexy Motherf**ker: Queering Incest & the Mother

a lecture by Amber Jamilla Musser

October 29, Thursday
6:30 to 8 pm

Amber Jamilla Musser, Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Washington University

If homosexuality is the love that dare not speak its name, this talk argues that incest, in the form of taboo and metaphor, offers a plethora of possibilities for thinking desires, belonging, and gender. It examines the fantasies and schisms that appear when we queer our love for our parents. Beginning with an inquiry into queers’ attachment to daddy and the state, this talk positions incest at the center of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s and Judith Butler’s queer break from feminism. It then asks what it might mean to love the mother instead, and it begins to approach ways of doing so by using Audre Lorde to rethink Oedipus, lesbian feminism, and touch.

Social & Cultural Analysis
20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor

Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and Department of Social & Cultural Analysis.


This event is free & open to the public. Venue is wheelchair-accessible.

For more information about this event, contact the Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality at csgs(at)nyu.edu or 212-992-9540.

Facebook event page here.

image: Camille Musser, camillemusserart.com



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September 14 to 16,
Thursday to Saturday

Hemmerdinger Hall
Silver Center
100 Washington Square East, 1st floor
NYC

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a discussion & celebration of the new book by Malik Gaines, with panelists Ricardo Montez, Fred Moten, & Alexandra Vasquez, with a response by Malik Gaines

September 21, Thursday
6:30 to 8 pm

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721 Broadway, room 612
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September 25, Monday
6 to 8 pm

CSGS
285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor
NYC