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10 May 2013 @ 07:36 pm
OutSpoken, the anthology  

It's here: the non-fic anthology edited by me under my teaching name and my colleague Wes Pearce, Associate Dean of Fine Arts (literally a drama queen, since he teaches Theatre - not a drama queen in any other sense).

From our introduction:

"In 2007, the University of Regina Queer Initiative (URQI) developed the In and Out Speakers Series with the goal of providing a platform for the presentation of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer (GLBTQ) research and creative work. Participants in the series have been faculty members, graduate students and guests from local, provincial and national communities. Some of the material presented has been based on the subjective reality of lives lived outside the cultural norm, while some has been more research-based. . . .

"The work explored in the series has covered an astonishly diverse range of ideas, positions and subject areas: biology, popular culture (including analyses of Madonna, music videos, and the television programs The L Word and Dexter), history, literary theory, textual analysis, curriculum development and personal growth. Styles of presentation have been as diverse as the titles and topics themselves: readings from new plays, illustrated lectures, personal narratives, performances and a song or two!"

Wes and I each have pieces in the book.

My article, "The Christian Martyr and the Pagan Witness in The Well of Loneliness" includes "St.Stephen," a 1928 caricature of the author, Radclyffe Hall, with permission from the estate of the artist, Beresford Egan, and a brief list of events surrounding the publication, trial and banning of the novel in Britain, and its republication in the U.S. (I have a first-edition copy of the U.S. version from 1929, with a foreword by Havelock Ellis.)

Wes' article," 'I Won't Discuss Who I'm Dating:' Same-Sex Celebrity Gossip as Social Control" is all about tabloid culture, including an analysis of media perceptions of stage actors as distinct from movie stars. His illustrated lecture was given several times at the university, and was immensely entertaining.

This paperback antho is the first title from the newly-named and revamped University of Regina Press. (It was formerly a research unit within the university.)

University of Regina Press, 2 Research Drive, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, Saskatchewan (SK), Canada  S4S 0A2.  Telephone:  1-306-585-4758       www.uofrpress.ca
Literarily Bentleatherdykeuk on May 11th, 2013 08:25 am (UTC)
Literarily Bentleatherdykeuk on May 11th, 2013 08:27 am (UTC)
It isn't listed on the website yet, though.
lizardlezjean_roberta on May 12th, 2013 01:30 am (UTC)
This is good to know -- I hadn't gone to the website. I haven't found the book on amazon either. I will ask the new director.