Queer Uncles: Homosexuality and British Families, 1920–1967

Thursday Lecture Series, Hide and Seek

February 16, 2012 Thursday, 8:00pm EST The Heyman Center, Columbia University

Professor Cohen lectured on the intimate knowledge gained in families about a highly stigmatized subject, and about the relationship between the discourses concerning homosexuality that took place outside the family and those that took place within it. The talk discussed queer lives balanced at the edge of disclosure and concealment, and the ways in which accommodations reached within families did (and did not) translate beyond their boundaries.