Sexuality and Resilient Refuge: Narratives of Queer Maghrebi French

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
UA Poetry Center Dorothy Rubel Room Helen S. Schaefer Building, 1508 E. Helen St. FREE Parking after 5 PM

Listen to the “coming out” narratives of queer Maghrebi (North African) and Maghrebi French men who moved to or grew up in contemporary France. Follow their paths of resilient refuge as these sexual minorities articulate and pioneer their own sexual differences within their Muslim families of origin and secularly contemporary French society where they are seen as post-colonial outsiders. Through recent narratives and cultural productions, including performance art and photography, films, novels, aut0biographies, published letters, and other first-person essays, discover how these queer men living in France construct kinship and imagine their own future. Join us for refreshments at 6:30 p.m. before the talk.

Part of the Tucson Humanities Festival, a series of topical lectures, panel discussions and events presented by UA College of Humanities faculty and special guests. For more information, including the Festival schedule and presenters, go to Questions? Contact Helen Bernard at 520-626-4319.

Presented by: Denis Provencher​