“If the future is more of the same, we don’t want it,” says queer theorist Jack Halberstam, discussing political horizons and the ‘slow cancellation of the future’. Talking with associate editor Jared Davis on queer notions of time, the present, and apocalypse on AQNB’s special Reversal Agents podcast for Rewire festival, this discussion that was first broadcast via the festival on May 6 is now available to stream.
Currently Professor of Gender Studies and English at Columbia University, Halberstam has written influential texts on queer theory and gender including 2011’s The Queer Art of Failure, and most recently Wild Things: The Disorder of Desire, published last year by Duke University Press. Calling from New York, Halberstam spoke on queer notions of forgetting, futurity, and the figure of the zombie in today’s popular imagination.
Queer Temporalities is the first in our Reversal Agents podcast for Rewire, which examines notions of the past and the future, human agency and healing, in music, art and culture right now. Further episodes feature Evan Ifekoya, Every Ocean Hughes, Zach Blas, Most Dismal Swamp and Clay AD. The four-episode special edition series is an extension of our ongoing Artist Statement podcast, available bi-monthly via our Patreon at www.patreon.com/aqnb.**