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KOrg Brown Bag Presentation: Dr. Grant Campbell

May 2, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Thursday, May 2, 2019
12:30 – 2:00 PM

Northwest Quad
2025 E Newport Ave
NWQB 3511

Presentation by:

Dr. Grant Campbell
Associate Professor
Information and Media Studies
University of Western Ontario, Canada

Queer Counterpoint: Music as a Metaphor for Knowledge Organization for LGBTQ+ Communities


This presentation will explore musical composition as a metaphor for the persistent paradoxes in the organization of queer information.  Classification for queer communities frequently evokes tensions between seemingly intractable tensions between universalizing and minoritizing perspectives.  Rather than resolving these tensions, this presentation offers a means of sustaining multiple perspectives simultaneously, using the musical concept of counterpoint as a metaphor.


Dr. Grant Campbell is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario in Canada.He specializes in the field of knowledge organization, particularly as it supports the concerns of specialized groups, including individuals with dementia and their caregivers, and LGBTQ+ communities in both North and South America.His research on queer theory has been published in Library Trends and Knowledge Organization.


May 2, 2019
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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