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QueerCurrent Lecture Series: “Boys Don’t Cry” By Stephan Pennington

Nov 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Royce Hall, 10945 Dickson Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Boys Don’t Cry: Historical Empathy, Silence, and the Trans Masculine Soundscape

LGBTQ Studies is pleased to introduce and cordially invite you to their first talk of the year-long lecture series QueerCurrent. This talk will look at the role of silence in crafting a racialized trans masculine soundscape within the film Boys Don’t Cry, as well as the role of silencing in the fractious inter-generational queer debates about the film itself.

Stephan Pennington is an Associate Professor of Music at Tufts University. His research interests are concerned with the musical performances of identity and he has published and presented on a wide range of topics from the rumba craze in 1930s Germany to appropriation as a historical process. He is currently working on two book projects, the first on transgender vocality and the second on the persistence of enlightenment white supremacy in current musicological culture.

Royce Hall 314

Light refreshments
Please RSVP by November 11th
Contact Claudia Defaz at cdefaz@humnet.ucla.edu for any questions.


Nov 14, 2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Royce Hall
10945 Dickson Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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