The Queer Studies Working Group will meet on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 2:00-3:30 pm, in Glasscock rm. 300 to discuss selections from Sarah Schulman’s Israel/Palestine and the Queer International (Duke UP, 2012). For a PDF of the reading, e-mail Krista.

 

The Queer Studies Working Group will meet on Wednesday, November 28, 12:30 pm in 213 Bolton, to discuss selections from Sarah Schulman’s The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination (U of California P: 2012).

For a PDF of the reading, please e-mail Krista.

 

The Queer Studies Working Group voted to sponsor the upcoming screening of Beauty [Skoonheid]. This will be Wed., Nov. 14, 7 pm in HECC 209 and is free and open to the public. A panel discussion will follow.

Here is a link to the IMDb entry:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1922721

 

The Queer Studies Working Group will meet on Monday, October 15, 2012, 3:30 pm, in Glasscock rm. 300 to discuss chapters 1 (“Diary of a Scandal”) and 8 (“The Passion of the Crawford”) from David Halperin’s How to be Gay (Belknap Press, 2012). For a PDF of the reading, contact Krista.

 

The Queer Studies Working Group will meet on Friday, September 14, 2012, 2:30-4:00 pm in Glasscock rm. 311, to discuss Guy Hocquenghem’s Screwball Asses [translated by Noura Wedell, Semiotext(e), 2010].

 

The Queer Studies Working Group will be meeting throughout the summer.

–On Tuesday, June 12, 2:30-4 pm, in Glasscock rm. 311, we’ll meet to discuss Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity by Jose Esteban Munoz (NYU P, 2009).

–On Monday, July 9, 2:30-4 pm, in Glasscock rm. 311, we’ll meet to discuss Out Here: Gay and Lesbian Perspectives VI, ed. Yorick Smaal and Graham Willett (Monash UP, 2011).

–On Tuesday, August 7, 2:30-4 pm, in Glasscock rm. 311, we’ll meet to discuss The Queer Art of Failure by Judith Halberstam (Duke UP, 2011).

Please contact Dan or Krista if you have any questions.

 

The Queer Studies Working Group will meet on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at 3 pm in Glasscock rm. 308 to discuss plans for the summer and next school year. Please join us!

 

Dr. Roderick Ferguson will be speaking on “The Proliferation of Minority Difference” on Monday, April 23, 2012, 12:00-1:30 in 410 Rudder Tower. This event is sponsored by the Racial and Ethnic Studies Institute, as part of the 2011-2012 Colloquium Series at Texas A&M University. This public lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, and Queer Studies Working Group.

 

On April 10, 2012, the Queer Studies Working Group and Early Modern Studies Working Group will meet in Glasscock rm. 311 at 3 pm to discuss selections from Shakesqueer: A Queer Companion to the Complete Works of Shakespeare (ed. Madhavi Menon, Duke UP, 2011): “Introduction: Queer Shakes” by Madhavi Menon (pp. 1-27); “Milk” by Heather Love (pp. 201-8); “Othello’s Penis: Or, Islam in the Closet” by Daniel Boyarin (pp. 254-62); and “Forgetting The Tempest” by Kevin Ohi (pp. 351-60).

For an electronic copy of the selections, e-mail Krista.

 

The Race, Ethnicity and Migration faculty research cluster in the History Department has arranged for Nayan Shah, Associate Professor of History at UC-Davis and author of Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown (UC Press, 2011) and Stranger Intimacy: Contesting Race, Sexuality and the Law in the North American West (UC Press, 2012), to visit campus on Monday, March 19th. He will be presenting a public lecture, “Stranger Intimacy and Unsettling History” at 4:00PM that day in the Evans Annex, Room 410. He also will be available to meet with the South Asia Working Group and any interested members of the Queer Studies Working Group at 12:00PM that day in Glasscock 311 for an informal talk over lunch. If you would like to attend the lunch meeting, please contact Rebecca Schloss by Thursday, March 15.

Click here to download a flyer for this lecture.

 
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