Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sexing the Borderlands at UT Austin

Sexing the Borderlands: Conference at UT Austin, 12-13 October 2012 

The Brown Commons: The Sense of Wildness 
Keynote by José Esteban Muñoz, NYU

Borders, Portals, and Spatial Reorientations
Moderator and Discussant: Neville Hoade, Department of English
Body Portals: Sexuality and Flows through Alex Rivera’s Sleep Dealer
Carlos Decena, Rutgers University
Gentrify My Love: On the Borders of Neighborly Desire
Richard Rodriguez, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Shameless Sex: From Porfirian Ruins to the UFW 
Moderator and Discussant: Nicole Guidotti-Hernandez, CMAS and Department of American Studies
Desire Among the Ruins: Naked Children and the Politics of Pleasure in American Photographs of Porfirian Mexico
Jason Ruiz, Notre Dame University
“Indiscriminate and Shameless Sex”: The Strategic Use of Sexuality by the United Farm Workers
Ana Minian, Stanford University

Circum-Gulf Pedagogies of the New Borderlands: Sexuality, Blackness, and Queering “The” Nation
Moderator and Discussant: Lyndon Gill, African and African Diaspora Studies 
Vocal Pedagogy: Ruth Fernández and the Role of the ‘Musical’ in Colonial Puerto Rico
Licia Fiol Matta, CUNY Lehman College
Triangulated Racialized Sexualities: Spectatorship and Cross-Border Desires and Anxieties in Mexican Rumbera Cinema, 1940s-1950s
Laura Gutierrez, The University of Arizona

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