Book Launch | Inside Killjoy's Kastle & Undead Ends
Please join us for an untimely, post-Halloween celebration of two new queer studies titles that revive ghosts, explore haunted houses, and invoke scary pasts to imagine new beginnings.
Inside Killjoy’s Kastle (UBC Press and AGYU Press, 2019) explores the making and experience of an immersive walk-through lesbian-feminist haunted house created by artists Allyson Mitchell and Deirdre Logue. Taking the kastle as a starting point, contributors to this volume consider the role of lesbian feminist histories and direct-action aesthetics in contemporary queer and feminist communities as they produce new ways of knowing about the past.
Undead Ends (Rutgers, 2019) is about how we imagine humanness and survival in the aftermath of disaster. This book frames modern British and American apocalypse films as sites of interpretive struggle, exploring how they both reinforce and deviate from a violent, colonial story of what it means to be human—and how humans might survive together.
Front Entrance and main floor bathroom are wheelchair accessible.
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