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Visceral Pedagogy: the Lower Sensorium and Willful Opacity in María Irene Fornés

Wed, February 19th, 2020
4:30 pm
- 6:30 pm

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Read alongside feminist thinking that turns to gut’s mindful aggression, flesh’s sensual excess, and theories of willfulness, this talk takes Cuban American playwright María Irene Fornés’ legacy, pedagogy, and plays as an occasion to consider how willful opacity creates a queer, feminine, racialized matrix that erotically dwells within charged relations and carnal aesthetics.
Christina A. León is Assistant Professor of English at Princeton University where she focuses on Latinx, Caribbean, and hemispheric literatures, in addition to critical engagements with feminist theory, queer theory, and performance studies. She is currently at work on her first book, entitled Radiant Opacity: Aesthetic, Ethical, and Material Relations in Latinidad.

Building is wheelchair accessible from the east entrance; all-gender bathrooms available.

This talk is made possible thanks to support from American Studies, Comparative Literature, English, Latina/o Studies, and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

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