Queer Cultures Seminar

Broadly historicist in approach, the seminar is intended to provide an interdisciplinary forum for discussion between visiting academics, faculty members across the arts and humanities, and graduate students. The sessions endeavor to broaden the remit of contemporary Queer Studies, aiming to attract those interested in sexuality and gender studies, but also those with a particular interest in deviant, covert and criminal cultures, in the aesthetics of transgression, in illicit discourses, and, more broadly, in what Christopher Isherwood once termed ‘the market value of the Odd.’

Wednesdays 4.30pm-6.00pm, English Faculty Boardroom (except 21 February which will be held in GR03), followed by drinks and dinner. All welcome.

14 February - Sarah Salih (KCL): Margery Kempe: Performance Artist of Desire

21 February (rescheduled from 28 February) - Richard Mole (UCL): Identity, belonging and solidarity among Russian-speaking queer migrants in Berlin
GR03, Faculty of English

14 March -Mijke van der Drift (Goldsmiths): On the Queer Culture of new morality and the body of Trans Ethics