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  • Date(s): Friday, 1/22 3:00 PM to Friday, 1/22 5:00 PM

Pete Coviello (English, UIC). The Wild Not Less Than the Good: Thoreau, Sex, Biopower

This piece is a sort of state-of-the-field meditation with respect to queer studies. It takes up Thoreau’s vexed relation to the ascetic imperatives of nineteenth-century American capital in the context of his determination, as he says in Walden, to “love the wild not less than the good.

Room 2028, University Hall, 601 S. Morgan Street (Halsted/UIC Blue Line CTA stop, building near the corner of Harrison St & Morgan St)