"Lost and Found Voices: Four Gay Male Writers in Exile"

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February 21

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Chambers Center, Ballantine Room

Audience: Current Student,  Faculty,  Staff

Join Luc Beaudoin, professor in Gender and Women’s Studies, as he discusses his latest book, Lost and Found Voices:  Four Gay Male Writers in Exile, an often personal examination of the works of four queer authors:  Witold Gombrowicz, Valerii Pereleshin, Abdellah Taïa, and Slava Mogutin.  These four writers were (and are) in different stages of exile, a state of cultural and linguistic limbo that has shaped how they understand and express their queer selves.  This talk will be a journey charting how these writers’ queer identities are buffeted by culture and language, offering insights into the people of all queer identities who are fleeing global conflicts today.  But it will also challenge us to relate to these writers from our personal viewpoints, shaped as they are by our own successes and setbacks in what is often a hostile world.  Appetizers, Wine, and N/A Beverages will be hosted.