“Has the queer ever been human?”. This panel explores the question from the special issue of GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies of the same name. The panelists, each contributors to the special issue, will interrogate the centrality of the human to the past, present and future of queer theory. The panel will examine the queer dimensions of recent moves to think through the encounter between queerness and the inhuman in affect theory, disability studies, ecocriticism, critical race theory and new materialisms.
Dana Luciano – Associate Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Georgetown University
Tavia Nyong’o – Professor in African-American, American Studies & Theatre Studies, Yale University
Mel Y. Chen – Associate Professor in Gender & Women’s Studies and the Director of the Centre for the Study of Sexual Culture, University of California, Berkeley
Eunjung Kim – Assistant Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies, Syracuse University
February 10, 2017
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Queer Inhumanisms panel is the launch of the new Queer Directions annual symposium at the Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies. Each year, Queer Directions will feature innovative developments in queer theory, focusing on emerging themes and critiques.