Jack Halberstam

Queer Masculinity: Halberstam, Motika, Pietras, Wilson, and Wunderlich

Writers Jack Halberstam, Stephen Motika, Brian Pietras, Ronado Wilson, and Mark Wunderlich, each from poetic, literary, and scholarly backgrounds, engage with the notion of 21st century queer masculinity. This event asks these writers to respond to representations of queer men in popular culture, from the fight for marriage equality to music videos and beyond. Each… read more

Jack Halberstam: Queers Create Better Models of Success

In September 2011, Duke University published Jack Halberstam’s most recent book, The Queer Art of Failure, a fascinating examination of how “we conceive of the idea of failure in our society, not so that we may correct ourselves, but so that we may see how our various ‘failures’ may actually produce a preferable alternative to conformist lifestyles and the status quo.”

Sinclair Sexsmith sat down with Halberstam to talk pronouns, Occupy Wall Street, queer parenting, gay marriage, academics, butch identity, and the queer art of failure…. read more

‘The Queer Art of Failure’ by Judith Jack Halberstam

The Queer Art of Failure re-examines how we conceive of the idea of failure in our society, not so that we may correct ourselves, but so that we may see how our various “failures” may actually produce a preferable alternative to conformist lifestyles and the status quo…. read more

Bully Bloggers @ MLA LA 2011

Cocktail Mixer/Fundraiser for LLF The MLA (Modern Language Association) Convention is taking place in LA this year and The Bully Bloggers are raising a glass in support of Lambda Literary Foundation. Join The Cocktail Party @ Akbar in Silverlake hosted by Lisa Duggan, Jack Halberstam, Jose Munoz and Tavia Nyong’o to pitch a story, give… read more