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, followed by drinks and dinner. All welcome.

10th May: Dr Caroline Walters (Middlesex University): Raced White: Female Masochism, Class and Culture

24th May: Graduate Symposium

31st May: Dr Mareike Jenner (Anglia Ruskin): 'I can’t even imagine what it’s gonna be like here without him': On Representations of Male Homosexuality in US Teen Drama

More details regarding recommended reading and viewing material will be provided before certain seminars. All welcome!