Feminist Art Field School: Breakfast with Julietta Singh
Hosted as part of the Feminist Art Field School, author Julietta Singh will be in conversation with Michelle Jacques and Chase Joynt on Thursday, November 25 from 8:30am – 9:50am. Join UVic students from Gender Studies 349 for Module 10, the final lecture of this series (led in collaboration with UVic). In this special capstone lecture, jump into the Field School from your breakfast table as Julietta Singh offers a reading from her book The Breaks and opens the floor for a live Q&A. Students will come prepared with questions — and hopefully you will join in!
Free and open to the public, registration not required. On November 25 at 8:30am simply click here to launch the Zoom Meeting!
About the author: Julietta Singh, is a writer and academic whose work engages the enduring effects of colonization, current ecological crisis, and queer-feminist futures. She is the author of two previous books: No Archive Will Restore You (Punctum Books, 2018) and Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism and Decolonial Entanglements (Duke University Press, 2018). She currently lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her family.
About the book: In a letter to her six-year-old daughter, Julietta Singh writes toward a tender vision of the world, offering children’s radical embrace of possibility as a model for how we might live. In order to survive looming political and ecological disasters, Singh urges, we must break from the conventions we have inherited and begin to orient ourselves toward more equitable and revolutionary paths. The Breaks celebrates queer family-making, communal living, and Brown girlhood, complicating the stark binaries that shape contemporary U.S. discourse. With nuance and generosity, Singh reveals the connections among the crises humanity faces — climate catastrophe, extractive capitalism, and the violent legacies of racism, patriarchy, and colonialism — inviting us to move through the breaks toward a tenable future.