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.

Programme

Friday May 23, at 7.30 pm
I’d really like to think that the artist could be just another kind of material in the picture, working in collaboration with all the other materials.
Robert Rauschenberg