QUEER THEORY READING GROUP

The Queer Theory Reading Group at the University of Sydney seeks to promote a supportive and mutual learning environment for doctoral candidates working in the humanities. We engage in weekly scholarly discussions focused on canonical and contemporary works in queer theory. All the readings are pre-assigned, selected by current doctoral candidates to offer both new and established scholars in queer theory a focused point for discussion. While each semester the reading group features a different theme, the overall endeavour of the group is to interrogate the term “queer.” Refusing to reduce or reify the term, we want to explore the ways in which queer has been mobilised, and the ways in which it can be mobilised, to reconsider both contemporary and historical issues relating to, among other things, gender, sex, sexuality, race, identity, subjectivity and politics.

Meetings

Contact the Queer Theory Reading Group

Wednesdays, 4-5:30pm
Woolley Common Room S302, John Woolley Building A20

Semester 2, 2013: Feeling Political: A Semester with Lauren Berlant

Semester 1, 2013: All About Eve: Tracing the Career of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Semester 2, 2012: 9 Weeks with Ann Cvetkovich

Semester 1, 2012: What Does Queer Theory Teach Us about X?