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Performance by Amanda Szeglowski and Reading by Emma Heaney

Emma Heaney is a teacher and writer from rural Wisconsin and settled in Queens. She is an Assistant Professor of English at William Paterson University. Her first critical book The New Woman: Literary Modernism, Queer Theory, and the Trans Feminine Allegory (Northwestern University Press, 2017) demonstrates the distillation of a single narrative that defines trans womanhood in medical sources of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and the uptake of that medicalized narrative in novels and theory. At Marble House Project she is at work on her first novel.


Amanda Szeglowski, Artistic Director (cakeface), is a Brooklyn-based writer, director, choreographer and performing artist. She is a HERE Resident Artist and a recipient of the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation's Women Playwrights Commissioning program. Formerly a Company Dancer with the internationally acclaimed Ellis Wood Dance (NYC) over a span of four years, she performed with the company throughout New York and on tour in locations such as Portugal, Germany, San Diego and Washington DC, and set work/taught with the Company at UC Berkeley and New York University, among others, all while additionally serving as the company’s Managing Director. Amanda launched her all-female dance-theatre company, cakeface, in 2008. READ MORE