First Friday Lecture: Like Queer Animals by Chantal Nadeau

  • Friday, October 7, 2022
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • MAWA, 611 Main St, Winnipeg, MB
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Presented in partnership with the University of Manitoba Institute for the Humanities

In person or online

Queer scholar and writer Chantal Nadeau will discuss Like Queer Animals, her collaboration with visual artist Jessie Mott. Mott and Nadeau’s multidisciplinary practice reveals their abiding interest in reshaping creature morphologies. This talk marks the opening of the exhibition We Hold Your Gaze_Remix at MAWA.

Online broadcasts will feature ASL translation. Within a couple of weeks, the First Friday Lectures will be posted with captioning and ASL at

  • Photo of Chantal Nadeau with her head tilted forward and to the right as if she if looking at a screen in front of her. She has light skin and short hair. She wears glasses with thick aqua frames, a black tank top and has a tattoo of an octopus on her right arm.

    Chantal Nadeau is a Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her scholarship centres on ways sexuality exposes the legal, political, and visual (de)formations of the postcolonial. She is the author of Fur Nation: From The Beaver to Brigitte Bardot (Routledge 2001), and Queer Courage (Fordham UP 2023). Her creative works, Les trouées (Hamac, 2020) and Affamé.e.s, with illustrations by Mott (Hamac, 2023), are haunted by desire, trauma, violence and queerness.

Free, everyone welcome! Please wear a mask if attending in person. Zoom link: