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Discussion

Gender and Sexuality at the End of History

06.04.2021 10:30 AM – 06.04.2021 12:30 PM

Event Summary

LGBTQ+ Pride banner suspended in front of Ukraine’s Motherland monument by Kyiv Pride using drone technology, Them Magazine.

The dissolution of the Soviet Union brought the decriminalization of homosexuality across many post-Soviet states as well as new intellectual frameworks for approaching gender and sex. The generation of languages, publics, and epistemological frameworks for representing gender and sexuality across the former Soviet empire intersected with the economic and geopolitical shifts of the collapse – including the rise of unipolar US-led late capitalism and new nationalisms often yoked to neo-traditionalist imaginaries. This panel will examine late- and post-Soviet artists’, writers’, and thinkers’ negotiation of discourses of gender and sexuality through their efforts to reimagine alternative forms of thinking and being in the post-Soviet world.

Speakers

Marijeta Bozovic

Speaker

Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Yale University

Leah Feldman (moderator)

Speaker

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Chicago

Yevgeniy Fiks

Speaker

Artist

Thomas Garza

Speaker

University Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies and Director of the Texas Language Center, University of Texas at Austin

Faith Hillis (chair)

Speaker

Associate Professor of History, University of Chicago

Georgy Mamedov

Speaker

Artist