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Queerness, Hybridity, Unfolding

April 15, 2019 │ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm


We are thrilled to announce a reading discussion led by Evan Alterman (Slavic Languages and Literatures) and Alberto Quintero (Modern Thought & Literature).

Evan will discuss hybrid language, space, and temporality in Vladimir Korolenko’s “Makar’s Dream” as a reflection of Korolenko as a product of empire and as an authorial technique establishing moral relativism between narrator and reader. Alberto will address Severo Sarduy’s Baroque theory of transvestism as a method of simulation that does not seek to imitate gender, but the complete dissolution of the self. In preparation for our discussion, please read the following short pieces (attached to this message): Vladimir Korolenko’s “Makar’s Dream” (1883) and excerpts from Severo Sarduy’s Simulation (1989).

The meeting will take place next Monday, April 15th at 5.45pm (discussion will begin at 6pm) in Pigott Hall 216. Cheese & wine will be served.


April 15, 2019
5:45 pm - 7:00 pm