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Bettina Apthekar: “Queering the History of the Communist Left in the United States”
February 15, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Stevenson Fireside Lounge
The Cultural Studies Colloquium Series Presents:
Distinguished Professor, Feminist Studies and History, UCSC
“Queering the History of the Communist Left in the United States”
In 2010 gays and lesbians of the U.S. Communist Party began publishing a newsletter, The Queer Communist, whose emblem is a pink triangle superimposed on a hammer and sickle, marking an extraordinary moment relative to the homophobic history and politics of the CPUSA. The paper analyzes this history.
The Center for Cultural Studies hosts a weekly Wednesday colloquium featuring work by faculty and visitors. The sessions consist of a 30-40 minute presentation followed by discussion. We gather at noon, with presentations beginning at 12:15 PM. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunches; the Center provides coffee, tea, and cookies.
ALL COLLOQUIA ARE IN HUMANITIES 210.