Ann Pellegrini

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Photo/Foto: Lorie Novak

Camp Sincerity, or the man that got away

In a night of Trasnocheo tributes to our beloved comrade José Esteban Muñoz, I was honored to bring out my inner (and not so inner) cabaret queen. José had many gifts; one of them was for bestowing nicknames. One of his nicknames for me was “Ham Diva.” (He coined it on the spot many years ago, when I told him I was giving a talk on Judy Garland for an MLA panel we were both on.) So, in the spirit of that nickname -- and fresh-ish from the karaoke can -- here's a little something for el hombre que se fue.

Performed during a special night of Trasnocheo organized in memory of José Esteban Muñoz. Curated by Tavia Nyong'o, Jack Halberstam, and Macarena Gomez-Barris


Ann Pellegrini teaches Performance Studies & Religious Studies at NYU, where she also directs the Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality. Recent books include Secularisms (co-editor Janet Jakobsen) & “You Can Tell Just By Looking” and 20 Other Myths About LGBT Life and People (coauthors Michael Bronski & Michael Amico). She enjoys show tunes.

Background Information
  • Encuentro Location (Montréal): Sala Rossa
  • Date: June 22, 2014
Ann Pellegrini Edited by Victor Bautista
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