[csaa-forum] Susan Stryker @ UQ, CHED public lecture

Melissa Gregg m.gregg at uq.edu.au
Fri Apr 30 14:01:38 CST 2004

The Centre for the History of European Discourses is pleased to announce
the first of its occasional public lectures for 2004.

The lecture will be delivered by Susan Stryker, author of Queer Pulp and
the Routledge Transgender Studies Reader, on "The Eruption of Subjugated
Knowledges: Using Foucault to Understand the Recent Emergence of
Transgender Studies."

The lecture will be held on May 13, from 5.30 - 6.30 pm, in the James
Birrell room of the UQ Staff and Graduates Club, St Lucia Campus,
University of Queensland.  An online map of the venue is available at
http://www.uq.edu.au/staffclub/map.htm.  Refreshments will be served
after the lecture.

 Members of the public are invited to attend this free public lecture. 

For further details, please scroll down or visit the CHED website:


"The Eruption of Subjugated Knowledges: Using Foucault to Understand the
Recent Emergence of Transgender Studies." 

This talk situates the relatively recent emergence of interdisciplinary
transgender studies within the methodological framework for the recovery
of "subjugated knowledges" outlined by Michel Foucault in his 1975-76
lectures at the College de France. Transgender studies involve both the
scholarly pursuit of tactically useful knowledge buried the archives and
relegated to the margins of institutions, as well as new conversations
involving discredited or disavowed speakers giving voice to
delegitimated bodies of knowledge.

About the Presenter

Susan Stryker earned her Ph.D. in United States History at the
University of California in 1992 and held a Social Science Research
Council postdoctoral fellowship in sexuality studies at Stanford
University 1998-2000. She was Executive Director of the GLBT (Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender) Historical Society in San Francisco from
1999-2003. In addition to numerous short works in popular as well as
academic publications, she is co-author of Gay by the Bay: A History of
Queer Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area, author of Queer Pulp:
Perverse Passion in the Golden Age of Paperbacks, and contributing
editor of the transgender studies special issue of GLQ: A Journal of
Lesbian and Gay Studies. She is currently editing The Transgender
Studies Reader for Routledge, and is completing post-production on an
independent documentary feature film about the emergence of transgender
political activism in San Francisco in the 1960s.


For further information, please contact 
Elizabeth Stephens, Centre for the History of European Discourses
Ph: 3346 9493 or Email: e.stephens at uq.edu.au http://www.ched.uq.edu.au

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