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Heather Love, Underdogs:
Social Deviance and Queer Theory
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Gray Wielebinski's The End #1 - a painting, a red sun-like sphere against gradient rings blending out to yellow and yellow-green
Gray Wielebinski, The End #1, 2023, Acrylic on canvas, 91.4 x 61 cm. Image courtesy of Hales Gallery, copyright Grey Wielebinski.

In this workshop, Heather Love will lead a discussion of her 2021 book Underdogs: Social Deviance and Queer Theory and its relation to the exhibition The Red Sun is High, the Blue Low and to Gray Wielebinski’s larger body of work. Workshop participants will read a few short excerpts from the book, and discussion will touch on themes of sexual and gender deviance, public space, observation as method, and the history of the Cold War.
Heather Love is the author of Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History (Harvard University Press) and Underdogs: Social Deviance and Queer Theory (University of Chicago Press). She is the editor of a special issue of GLQ on Gayle Rubin (‘Rethinking Sex’) and the co-editor (with Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus) of a special issue of Representations (‘Description Across Disciplines’). In 2023, she published Literary Studies and Human Flourishing, co-edited with James F. English (Oxford University Press). Love has written on topics including comparative social stigma, compulsory happiness, transgender fiction, spinster aesthetics, and reading methods in literary studies. She is currently working on a new project (To Be Real, funded by the Guggenheim Foundation), concerning the uses of the personal in queer writing.
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