Lingering Latinidad

May 02, 2016 | - May 02, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Center for Latino Policy Research, 2547 Channing Way @ Bowditch St.

The Center for Race Gender, the Center for Latino Policy Research, and the Queer and Transgender Advocacy Project at the Graduate Assembly present…

Lingering Latinidad

Date: Monday, May 2, 2016
Time: 2pm – 4pm, with a reception following discussion

Venue: Center for Latino Policy Research, 2547 Channing Way @ Bowditch St.

This collaborative event between queer Latina/o scholars Joshua Guzmán, Christina León, and performance artist Xandra Ibarra will investigate how the emerging field of Latina/o Studies is indebted, enabled, andpushed forward by questions of theory and aesthetics. Focusing on the recent release of a special issue of Women and Performance edited by Guzmán and León entitled, “Lingering in Latinidad: Theory, Aesthetics, and Performance in Latina/o Studies,” the editors propose that if latinidad is to enact a problem for gender, sexuality, the nation-state, and so on, then lingering becomes a critical practice of meditating on the possibilities of a problem or impasse. Exploring how latinidad functions as a problem within the aesthetic field, they ask: What forms are activated by the identiatrian that in turn “trouble” the aestheric realm? Are minoriarian performances potential vexations to the dominant culture? And how might aesthetics account for these disturbances? These questions are illuminated by the aesthetic praxis of local queer Chicana artist, Xandra Ibarra, and her 2015 photographic series entitled, “Ecdysis: The Molting of a Cucarachica,” which is also featured in the special issue. The art featured on the right, entitled “Carcass,” is a photo from that series.

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Sexual Cultures, Gender Women’s Studies, and the Teatro Project at Cal.
For more information please contact Marco Antonio Flores at marcoflores06@gmail.com.

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