El blog del escritor puertorriqueño Larry La Fountain, a.k.a. Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes. Larry La Fountain's Blog.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Queer Latinidades at Northwestern University
Queer Latinidades: Toward a Politics of Possibility
Program for Queer Latinidades
Queer Latinidades is a daylong conference to be held at Northwestern University on May 22, 2015. It features leading scholars in the field such as Susana Peña (Bowling Green State University), Francisco Galarte (University of Arizona), Salvador Vidal-Ortiz (American University), Sandra Soto (University of Arizona), and Juana María Rodríguez (University of California, Berkeley). The Puerto Rican writer Charles Rice-González will offer a reading. Opening remarks by Frances Aparicio and closing remarks by Ramón Rivera-Servera. Lourdes Torres, Héctor Carrillo, and Alberto Sandoval-Sánchez will serve as panel chairs. Conference also includes several doctoral students: Aarón Aguilar-Ramírez, Gabriel Mayora, and Jorge Mena. Event will take place at the Peggy Dow Elmerich Auditorium, Annie May Swift Hall, 1920 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL.
Soy un escritor, académico, y performancero puertorriqueño. He publicado: Uñas pintadas de azul (2009), Queer Ricans (2009) y Abolición del pato (2013).
Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes (also known as Lola von Miramar) is a Puerto Rican writer, performer, and scholar. He received his AB from Harvard (1991) & PhD from Columbia (1999). He teaches at the Univ. of Michigan, where he specializes in LGBT Latina/o studies. He is author of Queer Ricans: Cultures and Sexualities in the Diaspora (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2009), & of two books of short stories: Uñas pintadas de azul/Blue Fingernails (Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe, Arizona, 2009) and Abolición del pato (Terranova Editores, 2013). He co-edited a special issue of CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies on Puerto Rican Queer Sexualities (2007). He performs as Lola von Miramar since 2010, when he first appeared in the Feast of Fun's "Cooking With Drag Queens: How to Make Tostones" video.