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Scholar Anne McClintock will give the talk, "Invisible Wars: Imperial Ghosting, Pornography and the Global Crisis of Masculinity," on Tuesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building at Bucknell University.
The talk, which is free and open to the public, is part of the ongoing Visiting Distinguished Lecture in Women's and Gender Studies series sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies department at Bucknell.
McClintock is the Simone de Beauvoir Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research explores the lived interlacings of gender, race and class within imperial modernity, from the late Victorian era, through apartheid South Africa, to the current U.S. 'War on Terror.' Her work interrogates how power is imposed, how it is lived in the flesh, how it is embodied in the most intimate objects and spaces of ordinary life, how it can be challenged and transformed.
In 1995, McClintock published Imperial Leather: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest, which has won many accolades and is widely read across a variety of disciplines. She co-edited Dangerous Liaisons: Gender, Race and Postcolonial Perspectives with Ella Shohat and Aamir Mufti. She has written two short biographies, on Olive Schreiner and Simone de Beauvoir, as well as a monograph, Double Crossings, on madness, sexuality and colonialism. She has edited Sex Workers and Sex Work, a collection of writings about sex work, and co-edited Queer Transexions of Race, Nation and Gender.
McClintock has been the recipient of many awards, including two MacArthur-SSRC Fellowships, a Woodrow Wilson/Charlotte Newcombe Fellowship, a Human Rights Distinguished Fellowship, and four Columbia Presidential Fellowships. She has been awarded 14 creative writing fellowships at prominent Artist Centers, including Blue Mountain Center for the Arts, The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Dorland.
Her academic writing has appeared in Critical Inquiry, Transition, Social Text, New Formations, Feminist Review, South Atlantic Quarterly, and Small Axe, among other venues. Her work has been translated into French, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, Swedish, Taiwanese and Mandarin. Her creative writing and journalism has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Guardian (London), The Times Literary Supplement, The Village Voice, New York Newsday, and The Women's Review of Books.