Queer Theory Lecture Presents Birthday and Conversation with Samuel R. Delany
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 5:30pm
Sex Radical, Grand Master of Science Fiction, and Acclaimed Afrofuturist Samuel R. Delany will speak about queer sex, sexual futures, and sex in fiction. Interviewed by Pete Sigal (Department of History and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, Duke University), Professor Delany will engage in a wide-ranging conversation with the Duke and Durham communities on the occasion of his 77th birthday and the release of the 20th Anniversary Edition of Times Square Red/Times Square Blue!Novelist and critic Samuel R. Delany, author of science fiction classics Dhalgren, Babel-17, and The Einstein Intersection, had won four Nebula Awards and a Hugo Award by the time he was 27. He was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2002, and was chosen by the Lambda Literary Report as one of the 50 people who had done the most to change our view of gayness in the last half-century.