UPCOMING TALK: “Race, Gender, Queerness, Code,” History and Culture Colloquium, Drew University, April 28, 2017

Part two of Professor Ed’s East Coast Tour is doing a short talk at my former institution Drew University.  I will be presenting my work for the History and Culture program’s colloquium series at the invitation of one of the Ph.D. students:

Dear Graduate and Theological School Community:

We will be holding a History & Culture colloquium on Friday, April 28th in Mead Hall from 1:15 pm to 3:00 pm, featuring visiting scholar (and former Drew professor), Edmond Chang. Refreshments will be served.

Dr. Chang will be presenting his paper, “Love Is in the Air: Queer (Im)Possibility and Straightwashing in FrontierVille and World of Warcraft.” The talk will be about 30 minutes, followed by discussion and Q&A.

The paper is attached to this e-mail for your advanced reading if you wish.

Edmond Y. Chang is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Oregon. His areas of interest include technoculture, gender and sexuality, cultural studies, video games, popular culture, and contemporary American literature. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Washington and his dissertation is entitled “Technoqueer: Re/con/figuring Posthuman Narratives.” For more information about his work, please visit: http://www.edmondchang.com/

I am looking forward to visiting Drew again and catching up with some friends and colleagues.  And I hope the talk will be fun and illuminating for the graduate students of the Caspersen School.

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