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PRIDE Symposium

The Second Annual Elmira College PRIDE Symposium:
Our Big New World: Gays and Lesbians in a Changing Society

Keynote Address

Dr. Sara Warner of Cornell University
“A Gay Old Time: The Progressive Future of Our Lesbian Past”
Monday, November 4th 11:30 AM in the Tripp Lecture Hall

Sara WarnerSara Warner is an associate professor in the Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University and recently a Faculty Fellow at Harvard's Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. She has published widely in journals and anthologies on dramatic literature and performance studies, feminist and queer theory, prison theater, affect theory, and academic labor. Her first book, Acts of Gaiety: LGBT Performance and the Politics of Pleasure, received the 2013 Outstanding Book Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), an Honorable Mention for the Barnard Hewitt Award from the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), and was named a Lambda Literary Award finalist. Sara is working on two books: Suzan Lori Parks on Stage and Screen (Methuen 2015) and SCUM: The Life and Times of Valerie Solanas. She has served as President of the Women and Theatre Program, Drama Division Delegate for the MLA, Secretary of ATHE, and on the Board of Directors of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS).

Student Research Presentations

"From Will and Grace to RuPaul's Drag Race: LGBT Portrayals on TV” by Eva Bouchard '15 and Gabriela De Los Santos '16
"Bisexual Invisibility in Contemporary Media” by Dana LaVergne '16
Monday, November 4th 2:30 PM in Harris 13

A screening of “The Celluloid Closet”

Hosted By Dr. Charlie Mitchell
Tuesday, November 5th 7:00 PM in Kolker Lecture Hall

A talk by Dr. William Pruitt

"The Future of Marriage after Prop 8 and DOMA”
Wednesday, November 6th
2:30 PM in the Peterson Chapel in Cowles Hall