Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender

Online CORE TSG University of Brighton 22/04/21 5pm Open Bodies, Closed Subjects: Medical Attention and Queer Identity

You are invited to join the Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender (CORE TSG) University of Brighton for a free lecture from Dr GerShun Avilez.

22nd April, 2021 – 5pm UK BST via ZOOM 

Register or book your ticket via  Eventbright


In this talk, Avilez explores how medical attention can define and control queer bodies–even in attempts to be helpful. Avilez shows how artists undermine such efforts to control these bodies and the public’s knowledge about them by using shielding narrative strategies to imagine a space of freedom. He offers an analysis of literature through engagements with medical humanities alongside queer and trans theory to present a conception of radical Black queer identity. This talk draws from GerShun’s recently published book, Black Queer Freedom (2020, University of Illinois Press).

For more information please contact sexgencentre@brighton.ac.uk

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Karen Gainsford • March 30, 2021

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