VITO ACCONCI

Education
ARTIST TALK
ESTHER NEWTON,
MY BUTCH CAREER: A MEMOIR


THURSDAY,
JUNE 22, 2000,
6:30 PM

FREE
AUDITORIUM


My Butch Career is Esther Newton's very personal and visual narrative-lecture of her life as a butch lesbian. Informed by a historical and anthropological perspective, her talk deals with issues of gender, race, class, and professionalism as she has lived them, and draws on her experiences as a gender dissident and "pervert" in gay bars, in the feminist movement, and in academia, from 1940 to the present.

For several decades, Newton has been a leading scholar and spokesperson of the gay and lesbian experience in America. She is the author of dozens of articles and several books on the subject, including Cherry Grove, Fire Island: Sixty Years in America's First Gay and Lesbian Town, which was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and received a Ruth Benedict Award for Outstanding Book on a Lesbian or Gay Topic. She was scholarly advisor to the documentary film Paris Is Burning and the documentary series A Question of Equality. Newton is a professor of Anthropology at Purchase College, State University of New York. This free event precedes the ticketed 10th-annual Dyke Night performance at 8 pm.


Free Thursdays



COPRESENTED BY THE STEVEN J. SCHOCHET CENTER FOR GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, AND VULVA RIOT CABARET.