Day-long symposium at UChicago on the politics and practices of trans* representation
October 29, 2014
Saturday, November 8, 1:30–9:30 pm
Legendary trans* author and performer Kate Bornstein will be the keynote for Representing Trans*, a one-day symposium on the politics and practices of trans* representation. The symposium includes panels, discussions, and a screening of the film Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger, followed by a Q&A with Bornstein and the director, Sam Feder.
Organizers Kristen Schilt and Chase Joynt designed Representing Trans* to facilitate dialogue between academics, artists, and activists working broadly on the politics and practices of trans* representation.
The symposium will be held at two adjacent sites at the University of Chicago: the Gray Center Lab and the Logan Center for the Arts. All panels are free and open to the public,with seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
View the full symposium schedule and list of panelists on the Gray Center website.
Gray Center Lab | 929 E. 60th Street, Chicago IL 60637
1:30–3pm / Sociological Approaches to Trans* Representation, moderated by Kristen Schilt
- Viviane Namaste (Concordia University)
- Tey Meadow (Harvard University)
- Salvador Vidal-Ortiz (American University)
3:30–5pm / Artistic and Activist Approaches to Trans* Representation, moderated by Chase Joynt
- Amos Mac (Photographer, Editor-in-Chief Original Plumbing Magazine)
- Tiq Milan (Senior Media Strategist of National News at GLAAD)
- Jen Richards (Writer and Activist)
- Monica Roberts (Author and blogger at www.transgriot.com)
- Ariel Schrag (Graphic Novelist and Author of Adam)
Logan Center for the Arts | 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago IL 60637
6:30–9:30 pm / An Evening with Kate Bornstein, in conversation with Chase Joynt and Kristen Schilt
6:30–8 pm / Screening of Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger (2014)
8:15–9:30 pm / Kate Bornstein Keynote + Q & A with film director Sam Feder
RSVP not required though seating is limited. For more information, contact Mike Schuh (email@example.com)
Representing Trans* is part of Tell Me The Truth, a Mellon Fellowship for Arts Practice & Scholarship at the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry with collaborators Kristen Schilt (Assistant Professor in UChicago’s Department of Sociology) and Chase Joynt (Toronto-based multimedia artist).
About the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry
The Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry is a forum at the University of Chicago for experimental collaborations between artists and scholars.
The Gray Center Lab is located in Midway Studios at 929 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL. Parking is free in the nearby flat lot at the corner of 60th Street and Drexel Avenue on weekends and after 4pm on weekdays.
Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry
The University of Chicago