For a lot of people, love is a condition of survival. A way to resist oppression. A mode of empowerment. A radical politics. A kind of freedom. The speakers in “Love” will ask us to think about love in its many forms, but we’ll be especially leaning into the relationship between love and justice.
Beyond Caring: Human-Animal Interdependency
Jack Halberstam, Columbia University
Affective Capital: Love as Resistance, Resource, and Liability in Black Diasporic Families
Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman, University of South Florida
Earthly Erotics: Developing a Critical Planetary Romanticism
Whitney Bauman, Florida International University
The Art of the Romance Novel
Julie Tetel Andresen, Duke University
Love and the Erotics of Queer Indigenous Relationality
Jenny Davis, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Organized by FIU's Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment and co-sponsored by the African & African Diaspora Studies Program; the Center for Women's and Gender Studies; the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; the Global Indigenous Forum; and LGBTQA Initiatives. Supported by the Wells Fargo Harry Kramer Memorial Fund.