Through a detailed historic study of gender deviant characters from literature and film, from the appearance of the butch-fem, drag king, and transsexual and transgender masculinity sub-cultures, Halberstam maps out ways of resisting the normalisation of identity in Female masculinity (Duke University Press, 1998). When it was published in 1998, this book opened a field of research and critical language on the proliferation of dissident genders within lesbian culture. Presented by Judith Halberstam, Javier Sáez (translator of the Spanish-language edition of Female Masculinity) and Beatriz Preciado.


Friday May 23, at 7.30 pm