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Specialist in Gender Studies to Give Humanities Institute Lecture April 15

The Old Dominion University Humanities Institute will host its 2010 spring lecture, "Feeling Queerly," at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in room 9024 of the Batten Arts and Letters Building.

The guest lecturer, Hollis Griffin, is a doctoral graduate of Northwestern University's Screen Cultures program, whose research interests include media history, queer theory, and regional politics and national identity. Griffin will address the question "How do you study something like emotion?" by arguing that new modes of analysis are required to understand how sexual minority publics are courted in contemporary media culture.

According to Dana Heller, director of the Humanities Institute and professor of English, Griffin's visit is the first of a series of events the institute plans to organize that are aimed at bringing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues to a more public stage in light of generational shifts in attitudes toward queer theory and sexuality studies.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the institute at 683-3821 or visit its Web site at http://al.odu.edu/hum/.

This article was posted on: April 13, 2010

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