Where the Wild Things Are

Professor Jack Halberstam provides another way of looking at queerness and queer bodies in a new book.

Eve Glasberg
November 05, 2020

From zombies and falconry to Oscar Wilde and Max, Maurice Sendak’s beloved children’s book character, Jack Halberstam, a professor of English and Comparative Literature, offers an alternative history of sexuality by tracing the ways in which wildness has been associated with queerness and queer bodies in his new book, Wild Things: The Disorder of Desire.

Halberstam discusses the book with Columbia News, along with how the concept of “wild” has influenced authors and artists, what books he’s read lately and which ones he recommends, and why he would invite Emma Goldman to a dance party.

Full article here at Columbia News.