Joseph Keene Chadwick Lecture Series

ChadwickJoseph Keene Chadwick was born in California in 1954 and died in Hawai‘i in 1992. He was a vigorous thinker, a generous colleague, and a dedicated teacher. The Joseph Keene Chadwick Endowment Fund was established through the generosity of his mother, Lois Huxtable, and her husband Robert. The Endowment supports the Chadwick Lecture Series at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, an annual series of lectures in the areas most associated with Chadwick’s work: gay studies, Irish studies, multiculturalism and emergent literatures, creative writing, and translation studies.

In 2002 the College of Language, Linguistics, and Literature published Joseph Keene Chadwick: Interventions and Continuities in Irish and Gay Studies, co-edited by John Rieder, Joseph H. O’Mealy, and Valerie Wayne. The volume contains a substantial section of the book on William Butler Yeats’s tragedies that Professor Chadwick left unfinished at his death, along with essays, poems, and translations by Chadwick and others.

Past Chadwick Lectures:

  • 2017 Junot Diaz, “I Will Build a Great Wall: Notes on Borders, Immigrants, and the Future in the Age of Trump”
  • 2017 Marjorie Liu, “Be Fearless: Writing About Race, Sexuality, and Feminism”
  • 2016 Fred Moten, “Insovereignty and Cinema”
  • 2016 Gina Dent, “Black Becoming Literary Culture”
  • 2016 Sia Figiel, reading
  • 2015 Matthew Shenoda, reading and discussion of Tahrir Suite
  • 2014: Kenneth Kidd, “Queer Theory as Children’s Literature, Children’s Literature as Queer Theory”
  • 2013: Pauline Greenhill, “’If Thou Be Woman, Be Now Man!’: Fairy Tale Transsexual Imagination”
  • 2011: Terry Castle, “Alexander Pope and Virginia Woolf: The Rape of Clarissa Dalloway”
  • 2010: Michael Snediker, “Prodigal Son (Midway along the Pathway): The Poetry of Jack Spicer”
  • 2009: Martin F. Manalansan IV, “The Travels of Disaffection: Care Work, Queer Routes and Filipino Flexible Labor”.
  • 2008: Andrew Lam, “What Happens in California Never Stays in California“
  • 2008: Michael Kimmel
  • 2007: Gayatri Gopinath, “Queer Regions: Locating Lesbians in Ligy Pullappally’s The Journey”
  • 2006: Jonathan Goldberg, ” Homoeroticism in Literary History: Some Early Modern Couples”
  • 2006: Michael Moon, “Insides Out: Contexts for Darger”
  • 2005: Ann Cvetkovich
  • 2004: Judith Halberstram
  • 2003: Earl Jackson
  • 2002: Valerie Traub
  • 2001: Justin Chin
  • 2000: Witi Ihimaera
  • 1999: Elizabeth Butler Cullingford
  • 1998: Elizabeth Grosz
  • 1996: Susan Schweik
  • 1996: Douglas Crimp
  • 1995: Jeff Nunokawa
  • 1995: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
  • 1994: Judith Butler