Denison Visiting Lecturer Discusses Brazilian Carnival
Posted: February 26, 2007
Denison University's Laura C. Harris "Gendered Borders" series presents author James Green to lecture about "Gender Benders and Campy Queens: The Homosexual Appropriation of Brazilian Carnival" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday (March 6) in the Burton D. Morgan Lecture Hall. The department of modern languages and the Women's Studies Program are sponsors of this event.
Green earned his doctorate in Latin American history from UCLA in 1996. He has traveled throughout Latin America. He lived in Brazil for eight years and founded the country's first gay and lesbian rights organization. In addition to his academic pursuits, he is the national co-coordinator of the Brazilian Strategy Network, a network of people dedicated to cooperative relations between Brazil and the United States based on equitable democratic development. He also is chair of the Advisory Board of the Brazilian Immigrant Network, a coalition of Brazilian immigrants' rights organizations in the United States.
Green is currently working on finishing his manuscript, "We Cannot Remain Silent: Opposition to the Brazilian Military Dictatorship in the United States, 1964-1985." "Beyond Carnival: Male Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century Brazil," was the winner of the 1999 Hubert Herring Award from the Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies and the 2000 Lambda Literary Awards' Emerging Scholar Award of the Monette/ Horwitz Trust. He co-edited two other works about homosexuality in Brazil: "Homosexuality in Sao Paulo and Other Writings" and "Fresh Tropics: Sources for the Study of Homosexuality in Brazil."
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- The Laura C. Harris "Gendered Borders" series presents James Green for a lecture on "Gender Benders and Campy Queens"; 4:30 p.m., Tuesday (March 6), Burton D. Morgan Lecture Hall (150 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. Contact 740-587-6536 to confirm information.
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