America is the angel that the book is trying to wrestle with, and so, it’s constantly needing to reinvoke and readdress America.
In an artworld so clearly molded and regulated to serve the needs of the dominant and most privileged sectors of our society and their ways of doing business-the same sectors which benefit from the perpetuation of major conflicts of national, class, race and gender interests-what are the possibilities for oppositional, critical practices to assert themselves and be received?
February 25th 5:30-7 in the University of Michigan’s Hatcher Library. The event is part of a series of readings, lectures, and exhibitions as a part of the University of Michigan’s Great Lakes Theme Semester. The reading will be co-hosted by the Hopwood Program. Readings from
Sometimes you just have to die about it
A New Anti-Heroine of Transgender Literature Emerges, Or, Why Everyone Should Read Kai Cheng Thom’s “Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir”
Thom’s novel dabbles in fantasy, magical realism, and speculative fiction while bringing its own kind of ethos to writing about trans women that the protagonist characterizes early on as “dangerous stories.”