Date(s) - 03/02/2020
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Bird Library, Room 114
American audiences of the 1950s regularly consumed gender transgressions in popular media well before they were aware of LGTBQ identities, communities, or politics. This talk by author Vincent Stephens examines how the public personae of four popular male musicians of the era, Johnnie Ray, Little Richard, Johnny Mathis and Liberace, deftly expanded the boundaries of male gender expression before the emergence of queer visibility politics.
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