Queer Language Across Borders

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 12:00pm
Student Union Memorial Center, Pima Room


The Department of French and Italian is co-sponsoring a symposium in April.  Please feel free to join us for any/all of the talks! Staff, Students & Faculty are all invited! Please see the schedule below:

12:00: “No time-line, no boundary: Locating queer language ‘before’ Stonewall”
William L. Leap (American University and Florida Atlantic University)

12:30: “Homophobic Anti-Globalism(s)”
David Peterson (University of Nebraska, Omaha)

1:00: “Language, sexuality, and terrorism in the work of 2Fik, Taïa, and Ayouch”
Denis Provencher (UA, Dept of French and Italian)

1:30: “Dilemmas in Queer Literary Translating: Or, the Awkward Reunion between Normativity and Anti-normativity”
David Gramling (UA, Dept of German Studies)

2:00 “Huevos Rancheros: Sex and the Pleasure of Language in Mexican Popular Culture”
Liliana Gonzalez (UA, Dept of Spanish and Portuguese)

2:30 Coffee Break

3:00 “From Foot Whipping to Whoopee-ing! Lubunca, Semiotics of Resistance and Queer Friendship in Neoliberal Turkey”
Emrah Karakus (UA, Dept of Gender & Women’s Studies)

3:30 “Documenting Julio Salgado’s Undocumented Criminality”
Juan Ochoa (UA, Dept of Gender & Women’s Studies)

4:00 “Blaming the Wife: Medieval Notions of Sodomy in Dante’s ‘Inferno’”
Fabian Alfie (UA, Dept of French and Italian)

4:30 Wrap-Up