Queer Disciplining: Method and the Study of Sex
September 29th 2016 at 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
We are proud to host Anjali Arondekar, Heather Love, Carolyn Dinshaw and Omnia El Shakry in conversation about their research on sexuality.
This roundtable brings together scholars of sexuality from diverse disciplinary backgrounds who work on a range of time periods, in different genres, and across geopolitical spaces. The title, Queer Disciplining, is meant to provoke us to think together about what our disciplines and other forms of disciplining bring to the study of sex. As participants of this roundtable have emphasized, Queer Studies has at points denied the ways in which it is shaped by its institutional history, privileges, and location in Euro-American contexts, favoring certain idealized modes of inquiry while disavowing others. Our roundtable returns to the question of discipline in order to formulate the unique contribution that the study of sex has to disparate disciplines, and to queer theory itself.
Thursday, Sep 29th
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
University College, RM 140