OUT at CHM: Out of This World
Wednesday, April 24
Journey with us beyond the binary and heteronormative! Along with local authors and scholars, join us to explore the vibrant history of LGBTQ themes in speculative fiction (science fiction, comics, and fantasy), a genre that gives authors and readers the freedom
to imagine societies that are different from real-life cultures. This release from reality makes speculative fiction a useful means of examining sexual bias by forcing the reader to reconsider his or her heteronormative cultural assumptions. We’ll also unpack and discuss
why LGBTQ readers identify strongly with the mutants, aliens, and other outsider characters.
6:30 P.M. program, reception to follow. $20, $15 members and students
Major support for Out at CHM comes from the Exelon Corporation with additional support from Robert Kohl and Clark Pellett and the Richard L. Ohlhausen Education Fund.
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