Drama at Queen’s in association with Outburst Queer Arts and AEL Athena-SWAN is delighted to welcome Prof Sarah Schulman in conversation with Dr Jamie Hagen & Screening of United in Anger
Sarah Schulman is one of the most influential queer writers, thinkers, and activists of her generation back to Belfast. She is a Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at the College of Staten Island and a Fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities.
She is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, nonfiction writer and AIDS historian. From cult classic 1980’s novels Girls, Visions and Everything and After Delores to hugely impactful recent non-fiction titles such as The Gentrification of The Mind and Conflict is Not Abuse, her writing has been synonymous with speaking truth to power and giving voice to queer experience for four decades.
A co-founder of Lesbian Avengers and MIX Film Festival, she has been prolific not only in her writing but also in wider LGBT activism and culture. Her 20th book, Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP, New York 1987-1993 was published by FSG in Spring 2021. It has been described as “a tactician’s bible” and the ultimate activist handbook for making change happen together.
The session will be preceded by a screening of the 2012 documentary United in Anger directed by Jim Hubbard and produced by Sarah Schulman.
Screening of United in Anger: 11am, Room 0G/002, 46 University Road https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/199964929487
In-conversation: 1pm, McMordie Room, Music Building https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/queerqueens-lecture-sarah-schulman-tickets-199975671617
For questions or more information, please contact Trish McTighe (firstname.lastname@example.org)