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Saturday, September 28 • 11:00am - 1:00pm
The Queer Heart

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Is there such a thing as queer affect, queer structures of feeling, or a queer heart? As sure as some hearts are straight, others are not. Is all attachment optimistic? What are some of the more surprising ways our literature responds to the ongoing correlations between “queerness” and melancholia, abjection, or the death drive? 

The five panelists will each talk about the queer heart as they find it in the world or in other writers, and in their own work. Though the inspiration from this topic is from Lauren Berlant & Michael Snediker's theorizing on forms of queerness (affect and desire) that are grounded in conditions other than melancholia, shame and abjection, each panelist will chart his or her own path through the heart of this question.

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Matias Viegener

MFA Writing Program, CalArts
Matias Viegener is a writer, artist and critic who works solo and collaboratively in the fields of writing, visual art, and social practice. His new book, 2500 Random Things About Me Too, is published by Les Figues Press, and he’s the editor of I'm Very Into You, the corresp... Read More →

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Brian Blanchfield

Brian Blanchfield is the author of three books of poetry and prose, most recently Proxies, published by Nightboat Books in 2016 and forthcoming from Picador UK in 2017. The collection of essays—part cultural close reading, part dicey autobiography—was awarded a 2016 Whiting... Read More →

Melissa Buzzeo

Melissa Buzzeo is the author of a forthcoming book from Nightboat in 2014—a seawreck-in-language which investigates impoverished speech and the concept of debris: a waste economy, changing. She is also the author of For Want and Sound  (Les Figues, 2013), Face (Bookthug... Read More →
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Kevin Killian

Kevin Killian is a novelist, poet, editor, playwright, critic and art writer based in San Francisco. His most recent books are Spreadeagle, a novel; an artists book with his poems and collages by Swiss-born, NYC-based sculptor Ugo Rondinone; and Tagged, a collection of Killian's... Read More →
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Anna Joy Springer

Anna Joy Springer hosted the the &Now festival "Tomorrowland Forever in 2011 with Amina Cain at UC San Diego. She is the author of The Vicious Red Relic, Love (Jaded Ibis, 2011), an illustrated fabulist memoir with soundscape (Your Metaforest Guidebook), and The Birdwisher, A Murder... Read More →

Saturday September 28, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm MDT
UMC 381 University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

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