[csaa-forum] 'Against Paranoid Sexuality' seminar: Wed 22 Nov/USyd

Gerard Goggin gerard.goggin at arts.usyd.edu.au
Wed Sep 20 09:31:22 CST 2006

'Against Paranoid Sexuality'

a seminar by Baden Offord

Wed 22 Nov, 3pm-4.30pm
Common Room, John Woolley Building
The University of Sydney


Sexual citizenship remains a borderland in which sexuality is 
continually tested for its truth and nature. As Michael Leunig has put 
it: "Sexuality is where people are very human and vulnerable. This is 
precisely where truths emerge - and sensitivities and fears." I argue 
that the sexual citizen in Australia - as seen through recent debates on 
same-sex marriage - is denied participatory belonging as a full citizen. 
The present landscape of same-sex love, however, challenges those 
borders that are theologically, politically and culturally made. My view 
is towards a recognition that same-sex love and its celebration are 
crucial for a deepening humanity in Australia.

About the presenter:

Dr Baden Offord is Associate Professor in Cultural Studies in the School 
of Arts and Social Sciences at Southern Cross University 
He is also the Co-Director of the Centre for Peace and Social Justice 
and Chair of the Human Research Ethics Committee at SCU 
(http://www.scu.edu.au/research/cpsj/). Baden's book, 'Homosexual Rights 
as Human Rights' won the George Duncan Memorial Award in 2005. He has 
also co-edited (with Elisabeth Porter) the recently published 
'Activating Human Rights', to be launched by Justice Michael Kirby at 
Gleebooks on 3 November 2006.

The 'Against Paranoid Sexuality' seminar is hosted
by the Departments of Media & Communications + Gender & Cultural Studies
The University of Sydney

Map details for the Woolley Common (1st floor of John Woolley Building, 
A20): http://db.auth.usyd.edu.au/directories/map/building.stm?location=12E

For enquiries or further information contact Dr Gerard Goggin 
(gerard.goggin at usyd.edu.au).


Dr Gerard Goggin
ARC Australian Research Fellow
Editor, 'Media International Australia'
Department of Media and Communications
The University of Sydney
e-mail: gerard.goggin at arts.usyd.edu.au
p: +61 2 9036 6424  f: 61 2 9351 5444

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