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Work-in-Progress Series | STROKE BOOK: The Queer Story of a Blindspot by Jonathan Alexander, Chancellor’s Professor of English ♥ ✚

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Jonathan Alexander
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Please join us on Wednesday, February 17th, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. PST for our second Work-in-Progress presentation by Jonathan Alexander, Chancellor’s Professor of English!

Work-in-Progress Series: The Work-in-Progress series provides faculty and students from around campus the opportunity to showcase their research projects that engage with the intersection of medicine, arts, and the humanities. This year, the center is featuring presentations by previous grant recipients to highlight the current state of their projects, to demonstrate the range of work that the center supports, and to create places of enriching overlap.

STROKE BOOK: The Queer Story of a Blindspot

STROKE BOOK emerged out of a health crisis in the summer of 2019, and a need to think and feel that crisis through my sexuality, my changing sense of dis/ability, and my experience of time. At a basic level, the book, largely drafted in the immediate aftermath of the crisis (a minor stroke), chronicles a very mortal encounter with time, with my recognition that we are never not beholden to time, even as we often refuse opportunities to confront the feelings and realities of our beholdenness. But it is also a recognition that queer time has its own rhythms, fluctuations, and perversities. I experienced — and continue to experience — my health crisis in very particular ways, ways that I cannot disentangle from my experiences in this culture as a queer person. This book is a refusal to engage in disentanglement.” – Jonathan Alexander

Jonathan Alexander is a three-time recipient of the Ellen Nold Award for Best Articles in the field of Computers and Composition Studies. His books have been nominated for various awards, including the Lambda Literary Award. In 2011, he was awarded the Charles Moran Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Field of Computers and Writing Studies. From 2010-2013, Alexander was named a UCI Chancellor’s Fellow in recognition of his scholarly achievements. In 2016, he was named a Chancellor’s Professor.



Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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