Friday, October 12, 1 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Celine Parreñas Shimizu, Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara “Straitjacket Sexualities: Unbinding Asian American Manhoods in the Movies”
This event is sponsored by the department of American Studies with support from the Asian studies and gender and women’s studies programs.
Join the departments of American Studies, Asian Studies, and Gender and Women’s Studies for “Straitjacket Sexualities: Unbinding Asian American Manhoods in the Movies,” a lecture by filmmaker and scholar Celine Parreñas Shimizu.
Celine Parreñas Shimizu is Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she is also affiliate faculty in Comparative Literature, Feminist and Film and Media Studies
Shimizu is the author of the book StraitjacketSexualities: Unbinding Asian American Manhoods in the Movies, which David L. Eng of the University of Pennsylvania called “an utterly original examination of Asian American masculinity on the silver screen, Straitjacket Sexualities is a critical tour-de-force that reveals cinema to be an ethical event. It offers a theory of responsibility in the face of vulnerability and persecution to encourage the emergence of new and better forms of manhood.”
David Palumbo-Liu of Stanford University said that the book is “an exciting contribution to Asian American, film, and gender and sexuality studies, one which many will find liberatory as well. A perfect sequel to her book on Asian American female sexualities.”