iannahawkinsowen.com/fiercebent Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, Room 104
808 Commonwealth Ave
History, LGBTQ+, Lectures & Conferences, Music, University, Virtual
Fierce as Death and Bent Like a Question Mark is a lecture and performance celebrating the late queer anarchist, musician, scholar, and lay cantor Jewlia Eisenberg (in-person at BU and virtual) - Masking Strongly Encouraged.
5pm, Dr. Jeremiah Lockwood delivers the lecture, “Fierce as Death”: Agadelkha and Jewlia Eisenberg in Memoriam, which explores the queer erotics of piyutim (liturgical poetry). Followed by a short break with light kosher refreshments.
At 6:15pm, renowned musicians Ricky Gordon and Jeremiah Lockwood will perform “Bent Like a Question Mark”: The Celia Dropkin Archives, a collaborative musical project exploring the erotic abjection of poet Celia Dropkin, pursued by Lockwood and Eisenberg in their archival residency at YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.
Sponsored by the Jewish Cultural Endowment.
For more on Jewlia Eisenberg's life and work, click here.