November 5, 2020
Presented by We Are The Voices, the Mills College Trans Studies Speaker Series and the Contemporary Writers Series
Jordy Rosenberg (Professor of English, University of Massachusetts-Amherst) is the author of the breakout novel, Confessions of the Fox, a faux memoir of the 18th-century folk hero Jack Sheppard (the real life inspiration for the Mack the Knife character in Brecht’s Threepenny Opera). An explicitly fictionalized and speculative history of queer and trans sexuality, the novel tells a profound story about gender, love, and liberation.
Jordy will be in conversation with Susan Stryker, whose fall seminar at Mills is “Trans-Historical Meta-Fictional Narrative in Jordy Rosenberg’s Confessions of the Fox.”
We Are the Voices is made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.