Grace Lavery & Jack Halberstam

Photo of Grace LaveryJack HalberstamIN-STORE: Live on Fulton St! 
Monday, May 29, 7:30 PM ET 
Book launch: Grace Lavery presents Pleasure and Efficacy: Of Pen Names, Cover Versions, and Other Trans Techniques
In conversation with Jack Halberstam


Greenlight is thrilled to welcome back leading trans scholar, author, and activist Grace Lavery (Please Miss) to our stage to celebrate the launch of her latest book, Pleasure and Efficacy. Lavery investigates gender transition as it has been experienced and represented in the modern period, considering examples that range from George Eliot to Sigmund Freud, and explores the skepticism found in such works about whether it is truly possible to change one's sex. Contesting claims for the impossibility of transition, she offers a counter-history, passed on by women to women, that comprises a body of knowledge written in the margins of history. Need we say more? Lavery will be joined by special guest Jack Halberstam for yet another genre and gender-bending evening.

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Event date: 

Monday, May 29, 2023 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Pleasure and Efficacy: Of Pen Names, Cover Versions, and Other Trans Techniques By Grace Elisabeth Lavery Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780691243931
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Princeton University Press - May 30th, 2023

Please Miss: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Penis By Grace Lavery Cover Image
$29.00
Email orders@greenlightbookstore.com for information about this item.
ISBN: 9781541620650
Published: Seal Press - February 8th, 2022

Trans: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variability (American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present #3) By Jack Halberstam Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780520292697
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: University of California Press - January 24th, 2018

Female Masculinity By Jack Halberstam Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781478001621
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Duke University Press - January 9th, 2019

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