March 2, 2006 – Lee Edelman: “Bad Education: Learning Nothing From Queers”

Thursday, March 2 / 4 PM / Oakes Mural Room

Lee Edelman is the Fletcher Professor of English Literature and Chair of the Department of English at Tufts University. Along with numerous essays in the fields of queer theory, cinema studies, and British and American literature, he is the author of Transmemberment of Song: Hart Crane’s Anatomies of Rhetoric and Desire (Stanford, 1987), Homographesis: Essays in Gay Literary and Cultural Theory (Routledge, 1994), and No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive (Duke, 2004). He is currently working on two new books: Hollywood’s Anal Compulsion and Up to No Good: Toward a Bad Education. His talk comes from this latter project.

Professor Edelman will also meet with the Research Unit on Friday, March 3, at 3:30 PM in Oakes 109.

Sponsored by the Queer Theory Research Cluster and the Psychoanalysis and Sexuality Research Unit of the IHR