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Thomas Glave: An Evening of Readings and Conversation

September 27, 2014
by Carla Barrett

Photo credit: Oslo Freedom Forum

Photo credit: Oslo Freedom Forum

Wednesday 15th October 2014 at 6pm

Lecture Theatre B, James Parkes Building, Avenue Campus, University of Southampton

Thomas Glave is a writer of essays, short-fiction and poetry whose books include Whose Song? And Other Stories, Words to Our Now: Imagination and Dissent, The Torturer’s Wife and Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh. He is also the editor of the ground-breaking anthology Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles.

His short story – The Final Inning – received an O Henry Prize in 1997, while Words to Our Now and Our Caribbean were both recognized with Lambda Literary Awards celebrating excellence in LGBT literature. Glave’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Kenyon Review, Callaloo, and in several anthologies. His interests include contemporary Caribbean “Queer” writing, Latin American and post-colonial literature, Black British writers, literatures of testimony and human rights and creative non-fiction. He has been an important voice for LGBT rights in the contemporary Caribbean.

Glave is a professor of English and creative writing at the State University of New York in Binghamton and 2014 Leverhulme Visiting Professor in Hispanic Studies at the University of Warwick. He will be in conversation with Professor Stephen Morton (English) and Dr. Christer Petley (History).

This event is organized by the Centre for Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies at the University of Southampton.

Rainbow Families on Holiday

September 25, 2014
by Carla Barrett

Brighton_logoAre you a gay or lesbian parent who has ever been on holiday with your children? If so, you may be interested in taking part in a University of Brighton study.

University research indicates that we travel more often than our straight counterparts, yet most studies on Family Tourism focus on families formed of straight parents whilst failing to address gay and lesbian families. Rodrigo Lucena is a PhD researcher who is conducting a study of what motivates gay and lesbian families when they choose where to spend their holidays and how their decision-making processes take place. If you fall into this category, Rodrigo would love to hear from you.

If you are a gay or lesbian family and have already travelled with your children (regardless of their age), please contact Rodrigo via email on so he can meet you for a short and informal conversation. Time and place will be set according to your convenience and all information will be treated confidentially.