Tangentially Queer

A workshop on the field formation of queer theory.
16th May, 2014: London School of Economics

This one day workshop hopes to offer a space for a discussion of the contemporary landscape of queer theory by inquiring into how queerness has been taken up as field-formational, and what objects, narratives, methodologies, histories, and temporalities, are deemed vital to, tangential to, or separate from, the project of queerness. In doing so, Tangentially Queer hopes to explore and intervene in our investments in queer critique, attempting to realign them so as to consider different ways of thinking, doing, and being queer.

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee and Welcome
11:00 – 12:00 Opening Paper:

Dr. Silvia Posocco (Birkbeck)
Post-plurality: Notes on Scale, Relation and Perspective in Queer Studies

12:00 – 13:30 Panel 1:

Dr. Howard Chiang (Warwick)
Queer Theory Meets Sinophone Studies

Hila Amit  (SOAS)
Queer Israeli emigrants and the heteronormative national timeline

Dr. Nour Abu Assab (Centre for Transnational Development and Collaboration)
‘Colouring’ Queer Theory

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 Panel 2:

Dr. Rosie White (Northumbria University)
Properly Queer? Kathy Burke, Femininity and Television Comedy

Cyd Sturgess (University of Sheffield)
Queer Histories, “Lesbian” Subjectivities: New Queer Approaches to the Lesbian Past

Nicole Shephard (LSE)
Queering as a post-disciplinary practice?

16:00 – 17:00 Closing Panel:

Dr. Cath Lambert (Warwick)
Dr. Sam McBean (LSE, Birkbeck)
Dr. Maria Do Mar Pereira (Warwick)
Dr. Goldie Osuri (Warwick)

17:00 – Drinks Reception


Tangentially Queer is funded by the London School of Economics’ Teaching and Learning Centre via the Gender Institute. It is being held in conjunction with the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender at the University of Warwick.

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