Workshop 2 - Daniel da Silva & Stacy Klein
- Workshop 2 - Daniel da Silva & Stacy Klein
- Event Date: Nov 29, 2023
Daniel da Silva is Assistant Professor of Portuguese at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, with a Ph.D. in Latin American and Iberian Cultures from Columbia University. Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey's Ironbound neighborhood, Silva's work centers queer performance and subjectivities in Luso-Afro-Brazilian cultures. He has published “Unbearable Fadistas: António Variações and Fado as Queer Praxis” (Journal of Lusophone Studies 2018), and “Black Mothers and Black Boats: Queer, Indigenous and Afro-Brazilian Intersections in Ney Matogrosso’s ‘Mãe Preta (Barco Negro)’” (Journal of Lusophone Studies 2019), among other works. He is co-director of the Queer Aqui international working group, which hosted their Rio gathering in May of 2023. His forthcoming book is Trans Tessituras: Queer Repertoires and Black Diaspora in Lusophone Popular Music.
Stacy S. Klein is an associate professor of English at Rutgers University, where she teaches courses on early English literature, poetry, gender, and sexuality. She is the author of Ruling Women: Queenship and Gender in Anglo-Saxon Literature (University of Notre Dame Press, 2006), and is currently completing a monograph entitled The Militancy of Gender and the Making of Sexual Difference in Early English Literature, ca. 700-1100 AD. Klein has published numerous articles on Old English language and literature, gender and the history of sexuality, premodern disability, birds, environmental humanism, and aesthetics. Her newest book project investigates childhood and human development in early English literature; its working title is Beyond Biology: Forms of Parenting from Beowulf to Modern Family. At the 2023-24 CCA seminar, Klein will develop her research on gendered voices in anonymous Old English poetry.