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English professor Richard Dyer comes to IHLIA

On 31 October we welcome British scholar Richard Dyer, whose writings on stardom, entertainment, and the representation of gender, sexuality and race have made a great impact in film and cultural studies. 

The Richard Dyer Reader (2023), co-edited by Glyn Davis and Jaap Kooijman, covers more than five decades of Dyer’s writing, and includes rare archival essays as well as some new pieces.

In his essay ‘Getting over the rainbow’ from 1981, translated in Dutch as ‘Een opfrissertje voor het morgenrood: Identiteit en plezier in een culturele flikkerpolitiek’, Dyer argues that the movement for LGBTQ+ rights should not be separated from other rights-based movements, such as feminism and anti-racism. 

Please join us at OBA on 31 October, when a line-up of guest speakers will offer reflections on the complex entanglements of LGBTQ+ politics and battles for racial equality and emancipation, and on the ways in which pleasure and politics are bound together. Confirmed speakers for the event are Sudeep Dasgupta, Bibi Fadlalla, and Wigbertson Julian Isenia; there will also be a conversation between Richard Dyer and Eliza Steinbock. 

Date: Tuesday 31 October
Time: 19.30 – 21.00 hrs. (with drinks until 22.00 hrs.)
Place: OBA Theater | OBA Oosterdok, 7th floor

Register: via

Copies of the book will be available to purchase at the event. 


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OBA Oosterdok
Oosterdokskade 143, 3rd floor
1011 DL Amsterdam

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