Madhu Dubey

DEROY LECTURE
Friday, March 30, 3pm
Room 10302 (English Department Conference Room)
5057 Woodward
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan

Madhu Dubey
“Black to the Past: Speculative Fictions of Slavery”

Madhu Dubey is a Professor in the Departments of English and African
American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the
author of Black Women Novelists and the Nationalist Aesthetic (1994) and
Signs and Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism (2003).

Lauren Berlant

DEROY LECTURE
Friday, February 16, 3pm
English Dept Conference Room (10302, 5057 Woodward)
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan

Lauren Berlant:
“On the Desire to be Normal: Post-Fordist Affect in La Promesse and Rosetta

Lauren Berlant is George M. Pullman Professor of English and Director of the Lesbian and Gay Studies Project at the University of Chicago. She is author of The Anatomy of National Fantasy: Hawthorne, Utopia, and Everyday Life (1991), The Queen of America Goes to Washington City: Essays on Sex and Citizenship (1997), and the forthcoming The Female Complaint: the Unfinished Business of Sentimentality in American Culture (2008). She has also edited a number of volumes, including Intimacy (2000), Our Monica, Ourselves (2001), Compassion: The Culture and Politics of an Emotion (2004), and the forthcoming On the Case (2007). This talk comes from her manuscript, Cruel Optimism.

David Halperin

The DeRoy Lecture Series 2006-2007
presents

David M. Halperin

“What Do Gay Men Want?  Sex, Risk, and the Subjective Life of Homosexuality.”
 
David M. Halperin is the W. H. Auden Collegiate Professor of the History and Theory of Sexuality at the University of Michigan, where he teaches English, Women’s Studies, Comparative Literature, and Classical Studies.  He is the author or editor of eight books, including THE LESBIAN AND GAY STUDIES READER, SAINT FOUCAULT, HOW TO DO THE HISTORY OF HOMOSEXUALITY, and GAY SHAME (forthcoming).  With Carolyn Dinshaw he founded and edited GLQ:  A JOURNAL OF LESBIAN AND GAY STUDIES.

Friday, December 1, 3pm
English Department Seminar Room
Room 10302
Wayne State University
5057 Woodward
Detroit, MI 48202

The DeRoy Lecture Series 2006-2007
presents

David M. Halperin

“What Do Gay Men Want?  Sex, Risk, and the Subjective Life of Homosexuality.”
 
David M. Halperin is the W. H. Auden Collegiate Professor of the History and Theory of Sexuality at the University of Michigan, where he teaches English, Women’s Studies, Comparative Literature, and Classical Studies.  He is the author or editor of eight books, including THE LESBIAN AND GAY STUDIES READER, SAINT FOUCAULT, HOW TO DO THE HISTORY OF HOMOSEXUALITY, and GAY SHAME (forthcoming).  With Carolyn Dinshaw he founded and edited GLQ:  A JOURNAL OF LESBIAN AND GAY STUDIES.

Friday, December 1, 3pm
English Department Seminar Room
Room 10302
Wayne State University
5057 Woodward
Detroit, MI 48202

Jonathan Marks

The Center for the Study of Citizenship and the DeRoy Lecture Series 2006-2007
With the Department of Anthropology
present:

Jonathan Marks, “Why The Race to Racialize Medicine is Better Lost”

Thursday, October 12, 4pm
Undergraduate Library, Community Room, Third Floor, Room 3210

Jonathan Marks is Professor of Anthropology at University of North Carolina — Charlotte. He is the author of Human Biodiversity: Genes, Race and History (1995), What It Means to be 98% Chimpanzee: Apes, People, and Their Genes (2002), and Our Place in Nature: A Biological Anthropology (forthcoming), and of numerous articles on human genetics and evolution.

The talk will be moderated by Professor Jacalyn Harden (Anthropology), with responses by Professors John Kamholz (Medical School), Marsha Richmond (Interdisciplinary Studies) and Steven Shaviro (English).

The Center for the Study of Citizenship and the DeRoy Lecture Series 2006-2007
With the Department of Anthropology
present:

Jonathan Marks, “Why The Race to Racialize Medicine is Better Lost”

Thursday, October 12, 4pm
Undergraduate Library, Community Room, Third Floor, Room 3210
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan

Jonathan Marks is Professor of Anthropology at University of North Carolina — Charlotte. He is the author of Human Biodiversity: Genes, Race and History (1995), What It Means to be 98% Chimpanzee: Apes, People, and Their Genes (2002), and Our Place in Nature: A Biological Anthropology (forthcoming), and of numerous articles on human genetics and evolution.

The talk will be moderated by Professor Jacalyn Harden (Anthropology), with responses by Professors John Kamholz (Medical School), Marsha Richmond (Interdisciplinary Studies) and Steven Shaviro (English).