Seminar: Queer Dis/Affiliations During the AIDS Crisis

bronski lecture

The Oxford Queer Studies Research Network are delighted to welcome Professor Michael Bronski to Oxford for our first event of Michaelmas 2018. Michael Bronski is Professor of the Practice in Media and Activism in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Harvard University. He has been involved with LGBT politics since 1969 as an activist, organizer, writer, publisher, editor, and independent scholar.

Professor Bronski will be giving a seminar at the Rothermere American Institute in 1st Week at 11.10. 

All welcome!

The HIV/AIDS epidemic profoundly affected the full breadth of the LGBT community. This gave rise to the myth that HIV/AIDS “pulled the community together.” However, cultural production – particularly in fiction and aesthetic theory – occurring in response to the epidemic was not cohesive but fragmented by individual community. We will be reading a series of short fiction, and memoir texts that will show a range of response from writers outside of the white gay male canon of AIDS literature.


[1] Two very short chapters from Rebecca Brown's The Gifts of the Body.

[2] "Sacred Life: Art and Aids" by Assoto Saint

[3] “Your Silence Will Not Protect You" by Evelynn Hammonds

[4] Two very short pieces by Craig Harris: "Cut Off from Their People" and "I am Going Out like a Fucking Meteor"

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