Lecture by Patricia White, Feminist Film Theorist

Tuesday, Nov 5 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Tishman Lecture Hall
Tuesday, Nov 5 2019 7:00 PM Tuesday, Nov 5 2019 8:30 PM America/New_York Lecture by Patricia White, Feminist Film Theorist OPEN TO PUBLIC | Feminist film theorist Patricia White lectures on queerness and the horror genre, part of programming for "Queer Paranormal (an exhibition concerning Shirley Jackson and The Haunting of Hill House)." Tishman Lecture Hall Bennington College

OPEN TO PUBLIC | Patricia White is professor of film and media studies at Swarthmore College and author of “Uninvited: Classical Hollywood Cinema and Lesbian Representability.” Her essay "Female Spectator, Lesbian Spector: The Haunting" influenced the conception of Queer Paranormal, which presents a range of artistic practices “haunted” by historical, political and sexual difference. The exhibition, co-curated by the New York-based group Two Chairs (Jillian Brodie, Cindy Smith and Rachel Stevens) and organized by Anne Thompson, Director and Curator of Usdan Gallery, identifies queerness in themes including the uncanny, the stranger, and the haunted house as undiscovered country and object of desire. Site-specifically located in North Bennington, where Jackson wrote The Haunting as well as We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Lottery, Queer Paranormal features works in mediums including painting, sculpture, video, sound and performance installed in Usdan Gallery and also Jennings music building—a former mansion believed to be haunted and said to have partly influenced Jackson’s conception of Hill House.