[Hum_Calendar_Events] Feb 4 event: Queer Studies and the Crises of Capitalism
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The second Winter ?10 event for the Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series "Homosexualities, from Antiquity to the Present," is happening on:
Thursday, February 4th, 2010, 4-6 pm in Humanities 193, UCLA Campus.
QUEER STUDIES AND THE CRISES OF CAPITALISM
Jordana Rosenberg, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amy Villarejo, Cornell University
Allegories of Cinematic Postindustrialism: Queerness and Digital Television
Meg Wesling, UC San Diego
Queer Subjects and the Limits of Liberal Humanism
Tom Boellstorff, UC Irvine
Grace Hong, UCLA
How does a queer Marxist analytic challenge the discourse of liberal humanism that underpins notions of the recognizable queer subject and makes visibility or "coming out" the condition of possibility for political legibility, as well as challenge discourses of development (used by institutions like the IMF and the World Bank, as well as aid and other non-governmental organizations) as they regulate and recognize particular historically-specific articulations of gender, sex, and sexuality?
How do queer kinship relations and modes of affiliation provide new imaginaries for radical political agency and/or collectivity? How do such figurations, in turn, propose new projects of cognitive mapping, or ways of generating totalizing representations, that are constituted not through deep connections of familial resemblance or historical inheritance but queer, askance, adjacent, affiliations of diverse interests and micropolitical investments?
Queer literary studies have traditionally been attuned to those hard-to-read, ephemeral enchantments that populate the overlooked, marginalized corners of national and global cultures. How can we deploy the aesthetic dexterity of these methodologies to fortify a dialectical queer historiography of capitalist crisis? In what ways can queer approaches illuminate current and historical economic crises, and advance our understanding of the complex structures of global capitalism?
For more information on the UCLA Andrew W. Mellon Sawyer Seminar "Homosexualities, from Antiquity to the Present," 2009-10, please visit the website: http://www.english.ucla.edu/sawyer/
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