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Lammy Spotlight: “Performing Queer Latinidad”

by Phillip Witteveen March 20, 2013

Performing Queer Latinidad is our third finalist in the 25th Annual Lambda Literary Awards, celebrating excellence in writing on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender subjects.  In Performing Queer Latinidad, Ramon Rivera-Servera deconstructs a crucial period of change in a queer subculture Latina/o culture in the United States as it expanded and gained influence in the 1990s and early 2000s. The social event of performance became a foothold in urban centers against intolerance in the double dose of homophobia and xenophobia. Focusing most specifically on the influences of dance and choreography, including dancer Arthur Aviles and musical styles such as Karamba and Reggaetón, […]

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Lammy Spotlight: “Acts of Gaiety”

by Phillip Witteveen March 13, 2013

Sara Warner’s Acts of Gaiety: LGBT Performance and the Politics of Pleasure is our second finalist in the running for the 25th Annual Lambda Literary Awards. Competing in the LGBT studies category, Acts of Gaiety reexamines the history of lesbian and feminist history, focusing on a central joie de vivre where it manifests itself in the theater and political agenda of the LGBT community. Beginning with the Valerie Solanas’ emergence  from early lesbian-feminist activism in the mid 1960s, Warner follows the spirit of performance that sustains the gay rights movement all the way to the present day, with modern artists such as Diane DiMassa (creator of […]

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Lammy Spotlight: ‘The Myopia and Other Plays by David Greenspan’

by Shaun Manning March 7, 2013

The Lambda Literary Foundation this week announced its finalists for the 25th Annual Lambda Literary Awards—”Lammys” for short—and three titles from the University of Michigan Press have made the list. The Lammys are given each year to celebrate the best books on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender subjects, including both fiction and non-fiction and drawing in nominees from major publishing houses, small publishers, academic presses, and more. Last year, Peggy Shaw’s A Menopausal Gentleman: The Solo Performances of Peggy Shaw took home the gold in the LGBT Drama category. This year’s nominees from the Press are The Myopia and Other Plays by […]

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Peggy Shaw’s ‘A Menopausal Gentleman’ wins Lambda Lit award for LGBT Drama

by Shaun Manning June 5, 2012

Coinciding with Book Expo America, the 24th Annual Lambda Literary Awards were announced in New York Monday night, celebrating the year’s best contributions to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender literature. A Menopausal Gentleman: The Solo Performances of Peggy Shaw, written by Shaw and edited and with an introduction by Jill Dolan, won top honors in the LGBT Drama category. Congratulations to Peggy Shaw and all of the Lammy winners!

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Congrats to Lammy finalists Peggy Shaw and Jill Dolan, authors of ‘A Menopausal Gentleman’

by Shaun Manning March 20, 2012

A Menopausal Gentleman: The Solo Performances of Peggy Shaw, a collection of Shaw’s scripts edited and with an introduction by Nathan Award-winning critic Jill Dolan, is a finalist for the 24th Annual Lambda Literary Award in the category of LGBT Drama. The University of Michigan Press would like to congratulate our authors and all those who have been selected as Lammy finalists.

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