I am very excited to be part of a new special issue of Feminist Theory called “Doing Feminism: Event, Archive, Techné,” edited by Carrie Rentschler and Samantha Thrift, and featuring contributions from Kate Eichhorn, Anna Feigenbaum, Elizabeth Groeneveld, along with an article
Last month I gave a lecture at Toronto’s Trampoline Hall titled “The Many Wives of Martina Navratilova.” The talk, part of a night curated by Jon Davies, had little to do with my “real” research but it was a lot of
Tomorrow I’ll be giving a paper on The Circle of Lesbian Indexers here in Toronto at what looks to be a great symposium organized by Emily Drabinski: Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies. This is new work, part of my
An essay I wrote on the digitization of oral histories tapes at the Lesbian Herstory Archives just came out in No More Potlucks. You can read it here. This is the first piece of writing to come out of my research
I’m working on research for a dissertation chapter about lesbian feminist information activism in the 1970s. The collecting, archiving, indexing, annotating, and circulating of information about lesbian feminism amongst women across the United States and Canada was an elaborate system
This is very minor but very wonderful piece of information uncovered during my current archival research at the New York Public Library: In 1981, Audre Lorde was presented with the Gay Book Award of the American Library Association’s Gay Task
Clare Potter. Lesbian Library Activism at Work.
PRIDE week and all the ambivalent feelings it brings. What is the work that we continue to ask queerness to do, in relation to homonational formations like PRIDE? What might we learn from looking back at a longer history of
From: Gays in Library Land: The Gay and Lesbian Task Force of the American Library Association: The First Sixteen Years by Barbara Gittings (1990). What a heady time! We were activists. We were innovative, bold, imaginative, full of fun and
Ad from Matrices: A Lesbian and Lesbian Feminist Research and Network Newsletter, XI: 2 (Winter 1996).