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Redrawing the boundaries of youth, homosexuality and education

17 October 2012

Queer pedagogies out of place and time: redrawing the boundaries of youth, homosexuality and education


What is the correct place for queer sexualities education? From geographic and spatial perspectives, how is queer pedagogical work with young people organised?

Taking the health-education classroom as a spatial starting point, this presentation by Monash University senior lecturer Dr Daniel Marshall opens by arguing that the spatial consolidation of sexualities education in schools has contributed to the production of a normative bioethical account of the conjunction between homosexuality, pedagogy and youth.

Elaborating a range of concerns in relation to this normative conjunction, the seminar will focus on constructing an alternative history of locations, spaces and places in, and for, Australian queer pedagogy.

To construct this alternative history, Dr Marshall will introduce three cartographic cases that I will examine for the purposes of mapping out, literally, different relationships between pedagogy and sexuality. Examination of these cases will be driven by Dr Marshall's argument that the non-normative uses of space, place and location provides responses to the bioethical dilemmas of knowledge, educational rationale and student subjectivities raised by the conventional location of sexualities education in the classroom.

The seminar will close by demonstrating some of the ways that place-based queer histories can enable queer pedagogies that re-draw the boundaries of youth, homosexuality and education.

Event details

  • When: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
  • Where:

    Room 612, Education Building A35

    Manning Rd

    University of Sydney

  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: Dr Dorothy Bottrell | Senior Lecturer in Teaching and Learning
    Sydney School of Education and Social Work
    THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
    Rm 501, Education Annexe Building A35 | The University of Sydney | NSW | 2006
    T +61 2 9351 7401  | F +61 2 9351 4580
    E dorothy.bottrell@sydney.edu.au
  • Speaker/ Performer: Daniel Marshall (Senior Lecturer, Deakin University, Melbourne) conducts research in sexualities education, queer histories, popular culture and queer youth social policy. His publications include forthcoming co-edited special issues of Radical History Review, The Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies and Sex Education; the policy monograph, Beyond Homophobia (co-authored); and the popular history book, Secret Histories of Queer Melbourne (co-edited). He has a PhD in Cultural Studies from the University of Melbourne, is President of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives and serves as Associate Editor of Critical Studies in Education.


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