Denison Hosts Lecture on Migration and Sexuality in Puerto Rican Performance
Date of Event: March 5, 2009
Posted: February 23, 2009
Denison University’s Department of Modern Languages will host a lecture by Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, titled “Translocas: Migration, Homosexuality, and Transvestism in Recent Puerto Rican Performance” in the Burton D. Morgan Center’s Lecture Hall (150 Ridge Road). The event is sponsored by the Patty Foresman Fund and is free and open to the public.
La Fountain-Stokes is a professor in the American Culture Department at the University of Michigan. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he studied Hispanic studies at Harvard and received a doctorate in Spanish from Columbia University. He specializes in Hispanic Caribbean and Puerto Rican studies, Women, Gender and Sexuality studies and Gay, Lesbian and Queer studies. In 2008 La Fountain-Stokes received the Circle Award, which honors University of Michigan faculty and staff members who contribute significantly to the university community and whose work, leadership and service have positively impacted Latino students. He is the author of “Queer Ricans: Cultures and Sexualities in the Diaspora” (2009) and “Blue Fingernails” (2008), a book of short stories.
The Patty Foresman Fund is endowed by the John B. Hutchins family to provide students in the modern languages with experiences normally only available through study abroad, including off-campus trips to target-culture plays, movies and performances, as well as campus visits by native scholars and performers.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes “Translocas: Migration, Homosexuality, and Transvestism in Recent Puerto Rican Performance,” sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and the Patty Foresman Fund at 4:30 p.m. on Thurs., March 5, in Burton D. Morgan Center’s Lecture Hall (150 Ridge Road). The event is free and open to the public.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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