USC Upstate Events

Bodies of Knowledge Symposium

Event Detail
Date: Friday, April 11th
Time: 9:15 am-4:45 pm

9:15 – 9:25 a.m. Welcome Remarks by Dr. Lisa Johnson
9:25 – 9:30 a.m. Speaker Introduction by Chase Moery, WGS Minor and CWGS Intern
9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Bernadette Barton: “The Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays”
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Q&A
10:30a – 12:00 p.m. Panel I: Queer Moods, Moody Queers

Moderated by Dr. Desiree Rowe

MacLatchy, Jennifer. “Undoing ‘Normal’ After ‘Born This Way’”
Masters candidate, Mount Saint Vincent University

Pelletier, Gary Lee. “Our Beloved Qranks”
Ph.D. Student in Gender, Feminist, and Women’s Studies, York

Hirsch, Shana. “Wake Me Up When September Ends: LGBT Suicides,
Empowerment Music and the Anti-Bullying Movement”
Technical College of the Lowcountry

Fryett, Sarah E., Ph.D. “’Lesbians can be very dangerous. It’s the
testosterone.’: An Analysis of Lesbian Identity in Orange Is the New
University of Tampa

12:00 – 12:15 p.m. Break for Lunch and Socializing
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch is Served
1:15 – 1:20 p.m. Speaker Introduction by Ariana Sanchez, WGS minor
1:20 – 2:05 p.m. Jane Ward: “Not Gay: Straight White Men, Homosexual Sex, and the Making
of Heterosexuality”
2:05 – 2:15 p.m. Q&A
2:15 – 3:30 p.m. Panel II: How to Be Queer

Moderated by Dr. Esther Godfrey

Guittar, Nicholas A., Ph.D. “’I’m not the stereotypical lesbian’:
Gender (Non)Conformity and Coming Out”
Professor of Sociology, University of South Carolina Lancaster

Johnstone, Ethan. “How to Build Your Own Community”
Undergraduate, Greenville Technical College

Talley, Heather, Ph.D. “Queering the New Normal: Harm Reduction
in an Age of Gay Progress”
Professor of Sociology, Western Carolina University

Stewart, Amy. “Passages of Appearing: Arendt and the Existential
Politics of Transgender Liminality”
PhD. Student in Dept. of Philosophy, Southern Illinois University

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.

3:45 – 3:50 p.m. Speaker Introduction by Monique Gardner, WGS minor
3:50 – 4:35 p.m. David Halperin: “What is Sex For?”
4:35 – 4:45 p.m. Q&A
4:45 p.m. END

Location: Room: Ballroom
(CLC) Campus Life Center
800 University Way
Spartanburg SC 29303

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