Ana-Maurine Lara: Afro-Sappho Futurisms: Drawing on the Past to Imagine us Into the Future



April 13, 2015
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

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Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.

2015 Sally Miller Gearhart Lecture in Lesbian Studies

Drawing on poetry and critical scholarship, Ana-Maurine Lara will lead audiences into the archives of the imagination, to consider some invisible spaces of lesbian desire, love and freedom from the past as a lexicon for imagining new collective futures.

Ana-Maurine Lara, PhD is the first ever Scholar-in-Residence with the UO Center for Latin@ and Latin American Studies, an award-winning novelist and poet. Her short stories and poems have been featured in numerous anthologies and literary magazines, and her published scholarship engages topics on Afro-Latin@ and Afro-Diasporic queer identities and aesthetics. Her novels include Erzulie’s Skirt (RedBone Press 2006) and When the Sun Once Again Sang to the People (KRK Ediciones 2011).

This talk is the 2015 installment of the Sally Miller Gearhart Lectures in Lesbian Studies, a biennial event in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. The Sally Miller Gearhart Lectures in Lesbian Studies fund was established by Carla Blumberg, student, friend and colleague of Sally Miller Gearhart, to promote and enhance lesbian studies.

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