Michael Lynch Distinguished Lecturer Series

This visitor series invites a prominent scholar within the fields of queer, feminist, and sexuality studies to give a guest lecture that is free to the public.

2020-2021

Lauren Berlant in conversation with Rebecca Wanzo and Dana Luciano

The Unfinished Business of Cruel Optimism: Crisis, Affect, Sentimentality

Poster for the Lynch Lecture featuring a picture of street art by Pony Wave where two faces imitate the act of kissing while wearing floral face masks. The title and speaker's names are on a black background, with the event date and other details on the bottom, alongside sponsors.

Past Visitors

2019-2020

Karen Tongson

Lost in Transposition, or Karaoke for White Men

Amber Musser

Brown Jouissance, Molecular Intimacies, and Kara Walker’s A Subtlety

2018

Elizabeth Freeman

Queer Temporality in Melville’s “Bartleby the Scrivener” and Gertrude Stein’s “Melanctha”

Jordy Rosenberg

Confessions of the Fox reading