Wire contributor Tim Lawrence is giving a series of talks at colleges in New York and Philadelphia, talking on the subject of queer theory and the evolution of American dance music. Networking and Contact: Competing Forms of Queerness on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-88 takes place at New York University, 14 April, 4-6pm. Big Business, Real Estate Determinism, and Dance Culture in New York, 1980-88 is on 15 April, 4-6pm, English Department, Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue. Closet Heterosexuality: The Queer and the Deleuzian in the Work of Arthur Russell, 20 April 4:30pm–6:30pm, Philadelphia Haverford College. Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor: A History, 1980-84, 21 April, Philadelphia Haverford College.