Borderless: Queering the Teacher on October 13

Borderless: Queering the Teacher

Oct 13, 2022
Moderated by Ann Kreitman
LGBTQ Archives & Library
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 5:30pm

Borderless: Queering the Teacher
A roundtable discussion

Moderated by Ann Kreitman, MFA Candidate in Directing, Theatre Arts Department

Thursday, October 13th
at the LGBTQ Iowa Archives & Library
Close House, 538 S. Gilbert St.

Queering the Teacher: A roundtable discussion
In conjunction with The Children's Hour, part of the University of Iowa Theatre Arts Department’s Mainstage Season, we invite you to join a group of artists and scholars for a roundtable discussion of how queer teachers reinvent learning, teaching, and the classroom. As the battle against queerness in the classroom continues to be fought, we will discuss the intersections of shame, legibility, and how we can continue to queer our learning.

About The Children's Hour
Lillian Hellman upended American theatre in 1934 with her debut play The Children’s Hour. When an unruly student accuses schoolteachers Karen and Martha of a lesbian affair, they must navigate the truth among the lies as they fight to save their all-girls boarding school in rural Massachusetts. Breaking open The Children’s Hour, this production explores the classic play’s cultural impact and the tension between shame, survival, and how we imagine a queer future.

Nicole Amato, PhD Candidate in Literacy, Language, and Culture, College of Education
Rajorshi Das, PhD Candidate, English Department
Alfred L Martin Jr., Associate Professor, Communication Studies
Elizabeth Rodriguez Fielder, Assistant Professor, English Department

Presented as part of Borderless, in association with the Department of Theatre Arts, University of Iowa.

***Free to attend, light refreshments provided