Michael Dango - "Madonna's Erotica" - Lauren Michele Jackson

Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Michael Dango

Michael Dango will discuss Madonna's Erotica. He will be joined in conversation by Lauren Michele Jackson. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

This event will be held in person at The Seminary Co-op.


About the book: Madonna’s 1992 album Erotica made the sentimental sexy at a time when the gay community and American culture were both re-thinking the nature of intimacy. This book explores Madonna's importance then and now for the culture wars over race, gender, and sexuality. 

About the author: Michael Dango is an assistant professor of English and Media Studies at Beloit College. In addition to Erotica, he is the author of Crisis Style: The Aesthetics of Repair (Stanford, 2021) and co-editor of the volume New Rape Studies: Humanistic Interventions (SUNY, forthcoming). His writing has also appeared in PMLA, Signs, differences, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Artforum, and elsewhere.

About the interlocutor: Lauren Michele Jackson is an assistant professor of English at Northwestern University and a contributing writer at The New Yorker. She is the author of the essay collection White Negroes and is currently working on a second book with Amistad Press. She is part of New America’s 2022 class of National Fellows.

Event Location: 
Seminary Co-Op Bookstore
5751 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637