We are excited to announce the Spring Quarter schedule for the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop. This quarter’s theme is “Gender, Sexuality, and the Transnational,” and will be curated by Sonali Thakkar, Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature.
While seminal works of feminist and queer theory have elaborated the gendered and sexed production of the nation and its imagined communities, scholars have also long been preoccupied with the transnational dimensions of gender discourse—we might think, for instance, of the enduring importance of critical work on the relationship of first- and third-world feminisms. The breadth and diversity of such work has only grown in recent years, with the intensified interest in transnationalism and its associated concepts and figures (globality, planetary, etc.). Papers and presentations will focus on the transnational poetics and politics of gender and sexuality, both historical and contemporary.
Workshops are held on alternate Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6:00pm in the first floor seminar room of 5733 S. University Avenue, unless otherwise noted.
April 5th: Sonali Thakkar, Assistant Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Chicago
“Humanist Legacies, Anticolonial Pedagogies, and the Critique of Europe”
April 19th: Lindsey Conklin, PhD Candidate in Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago
“Transnational & Virtual Space: Blurring Borders in Pursuit of the Imagined Future”
May 3rd: Tristan Bates, PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature, University of Chicago
Echolocating Home: Voice and Space in Latife Tekin’s Dear Shameless Death and Emine Sevgi Özdamar’s Life is a Caravanserai”
May 17th: Sneha Annavarapu, PhD Student in Sociology, University of Chicago
“Behave Yourself! — The Cultural Politics of PDA in Bombay/Mumbai”
May 31st: TBA
Papers are made available in advance via our email list. If you are interested in joining the email list, go to http://lists.uchicago.edu/web/subscribe/sexuality-gender-wkshp or contact the workshop coordinators, Annie Heffernan and Rebecca Oh, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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