September 4, 2015 by: Natalie Fleming
At this year’s Buffalo Humanities Festival, Professor Jonathan Katz will give a lecture entitled Allen Ginsberg isn’t Gay on September 26th from 1:00-2:00 pm in the Ketchum Hall, Room 118 in the Burchfield Penney. From 2:00-3:00 pm, see Professor John Jennings and alumnus Stacey Robinson in a talk entitled The Black Male Body in Comics.
The Buffalo Humanities Festival’s mission is to foster dialogue, the sharing of ideas, and the enjoyment of the humanities among the public, scholars, and artists. We believe that the understanding of history, culture, literature, arts media, and the diverse traditions of the humanities are an essential part of life and that this greater understanding fosters civic engagement. Each year, the festival draws on our city’s many rich academic traditions and resources to engage the most pressing questions of our time. This year’s theme, “Gender Bender,” will go beyond the traditional oppositions of male/female and gay/straight to examine how art, culture, and history are shaped by questions of gender.
This annual event was started in 2014 and is presented by the University at Buffalo’s Humanities Institute in cooperation with Buffalo State College, Canisius College, Niagara University, and SUNY Fredonia as well as cultural institutions including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Burchfield Penney Arts Center.