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The Politics of the Post-Apocalypse

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Storrs Campus
Library, Class of '47 Meeting Room

“The Politics of the Post-Apocalypse: Race, Gender, and Sexuality After the End”

The very meanings of race, of gender, of sexuality, of labor and reproduction, of power, justice, and even of survival itself might not change after the apocalypse; then again, they might. Dr. Stacy Missari (Quinnipiac University) and Dr. Mary Burke (University of Vermont) will join Dr. Barbara Gurr (UConn) for a salon that focuses on what popular culture teaches us about post-apocalyptic politics and the human imagination. They will consider the ways in which post-apocalyptic narratives organize and possibly limit our abilities to imagine a different world, but also potentially create ruptures in hegemonic notions of “progress”, “civility”, relationship, and social change, particularly around concerns of race, gender and sexuality.


Barbara Gurr,

Libraries (primary), Stamford Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, UConn Master Calendar, Women's Center, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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