[PAST EVENT] 2016 John Boswell Memorial Lecture: "The Beekeeper: Performing Black Southern Women Who Love Women"

Friday, October 14th 2016
3pm
Ewell Hall, Recital Hall
221 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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E. Patrick Johnson, on stageE. Patrick Johnson, on stage
Summary

Lecture and performance by E. Patrick Johnson, Carlos Montezuma Professor of African American Studies and Performance Studies at Northwestern University, with a companion presentation by the W&M Mattachine Project.

Full Description

This lecture/performance is based on oral histories of black southern women who desire women. Johnson will discuss some of the methodological challenges of being a man conducting research on women, as well as cover some of the topics that he found to be common among many of the women he interviewed. He will also perform excerpts from some of the oral histories.

In a companion presentation, Daniel Delmonaco, a senior History major, will describe the work he's doing as part of the W&M Mattachine LGBTIQ Research Project.

Reception to follow at 4:30 pm.
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