How can theories and practices of performance reconfigure knowledge of lesbian histories?

A Symposium and Performance

Convened by Robin Bernstein

University of Texas at Austin, March 4-5, 2011

Sponsored by the Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellows Program with generous support from the Department of Theatre and Dance, the LGBTQ/Sexualities Research Cluster, and The John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies

Friday, March 4, 8pm, Winship 2.180: the bull-jean stories, a multimedia adaptation featuring Q-Roc Ragsdale based on the book by Sharon Bridgforth

Saturday, March 5, Winship 2.112:

8:30-9:30 am: continental breakfast

9:30-10 am: Welcomes by Charlotte Canning and Robin Bernstein

10-11:30 am: "Archiving Queer Black Brilliance: The Mobile Homecoming Project." Panelists: Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Julia Wallace. Chair: Matt Richardson

11:30 am-1:30pm: Lunch for participants at the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies

1:30-3pm: "Performing the Jazz Aesthetic: The Austin Project and the bull-jean stories." Panelists: Omi Osun Joni L. Jones, Lisa L. Moore, Q-Roc, Harold Steward. Chair: Deborah Paredez

3-3:30: Coffee break

3:30-5:30: "Reading Archives of Performance." Panelists: Robin Bernstein, Jennifer DeVere Brody, Ann Cvetkovich. Chair: Meta DuEwa Jones

5:30: Closing Remarks: Kim Marra

All events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited.