Events in Manchester with Jack Halberstam (UCS) – 10th and 11th March

3 events in Manchester with Jack Halberstam (UCS)

  1. Tuesday 10th March 4.30-6. (room tbc)

Public Lecture (all welcome, free and no registration)

“A Path So Twisted”: Thinking Wildly With and Through Punk Feminisms

(sponsored by Manchester Feminist Theory Network and the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology)

  1. Tuesday 10th March  7.30-9pm

‘Why Be Normal?’roundtable discussion at Contact: SICK! Arts Festival

Tickets can be purchased from:

  1. Wednesday 11th March 10-12: CIDRAL theory Intensive:

On Queer Theory

Speakers: Professor J.Jack Halberstam: (UC Riverside); Professor Monica Pearl (EAC UoM); Clara Bradbury-Rance (Phd student, EAC, UoM) (‘Putting Feminist Theory into Practice’, co-sponsored by CIDRAL and NWCDTP)

This event is free but requires you to register at the Eventbrite page:


  1. Jack Halberstam, ‘Introduction: Low Theory’ in The Queer Art of Failure (Duke UP, 2011) J. Jack Halberstam, ‘Gaga Sexualities: The End of Normal’ in Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal (Beacon Press, 2013) J. Jack Halberstam, ‘Charming for the Revolution: A Gaga Manifesto’,

Readings (pdfs available to download here: )


Jack Halberstam is Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Gender Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. Halberstam is the author of five books including:Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters (Duke UP, 1995), Female Masculinity (Duke UP, 1998), In A Queer Time and Place (NYU Press, 2005), The Queer Art of Failure (Duke UP, 2011) and Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal (Beacon Press, 2012) and has written articles that have appeared in numerous journals, magazines and collections. Halberstam has co-edited a number of anthologies including Posthuman Bodies with Ira Livingston (Indiana University Press, 1995) and a special issue of Social Text with Jose Munoz and David Eng titled “What’s Queer About Queer Studies Now?” Halberstam is currently working on several projects including a book titled THE WILD on queer anarchy, performance and protest culture, the visual representation of anarchy and the intersections between animality, the human and the environment.


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