Thursday, Feb. 4: Lecture by Heather Love, PhD

Please join the Fordham LGBTQ Graduate Group and GSAS Futures for a co-sponsored lecture by Professor Heather K. Love (University of Pennsylvania). The event will take place on Thursday, February 4th from 5-7 p.m. in Hill Faculty 7-119 (Law School, Lincoln Center campus). Love’s research examines twentieth-century literature and culture from the intersections of myriad discourses including queer theory, affect theory, sociology, disability studies, and film theory. Thursday’s presentation, “A Queer Method? Samuel Delany’s Empiricism and the Uses of the Literary,” reflects Love’s new book project. Love reveals how ethical commitments and humanist values inform the humanities’ adherence to close reading, despite the fields’ appeal to “post-humanism.” Love demonstrates how “surface readings” and “flat” descriptions can, in fact, permit anti-humanist interpretations.