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Monette-Horowitz Fellowship

October 17, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

On Monday, October 17th 2022, Join CLAGS as we celebrate the winners of the 2020 and 2021 Monette-Horowitz dissertation award. This award, which honors the memories of Paul Monette, a poet and author, and his partner, Roger Horwitz, an attorney, will be given for the best dissertation in LGTBQ Studies, broadly defined, by a PhD candidate within the City University of New York system.

Here’s some information about the winners!

Patrick Clement James is a poet, essayist, and researcher from Woodstown, NJ. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Rhetoric Society Quarterly, NANO, PANK, AGNI, The New Delta Review, and Ninth Letter. He currently teaches in the English Department at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. His essay,

Hermeneutics of Residue: Archival Slime and Queer

Literacy spans the fields of composition and rhetoric, literacy studies, archival studies, and queer theory.

Deploying unconventional archival texts, such as public graffiti, self-published zines, and underground manuals, this project explores the notion of the queer archive and its complicated entanglements with historiography, sexual and cultural literacy, and epistemology.

Benjamin Gillespie (he/him/his) holds a PhD in Theatre & Performance Studies from The Graduate Center, CUNY.

His dissertation “Staging Retro-Perspectives: Performing Age, Memory/Loss, and Queer Desire in the Later Works of Split Britches (2009-2020)” explored the intersection of aging, gender, and queer identity in the performances of the New York-based lesbian-feminist theatre company Split Britches, made up of Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver.

He is currently at work editing a critical anthology of Split Britches’ later works based on his dissertation research.

Benjamin is Faculty Lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College, CUNY where he teaches gender and media studies, performance studies, and professional communication. He is also Associate Editor of PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art. His articles and reviews have appeared in such journals as Performance Research, Theatre Journal, Theatre Topics, Modern Drama, Theatre Survey, PAJ, Theatre Research in Canada, and Canadian Theatre Review, along with a number of scholarly anthologies.

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October 17, 2022
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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