[csaa-forum] Queer Objects symposium

Elizabeth Stephens Elizabeth.Stephens at scu.edu.au
Thu Aug 28 15:53:30 CST 2014

Hi all,

The following conference may be of interest.



Elizabeth Stephens
Associate Professor of Cultural Studies
Deputy Head of School (Research)
School of Arts and Social Sciences
Southern Cross University
PO Box 157
Lismore NSW 2480 Australia
Email: elizabeth.stephens at scu.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 6626 9331
Academia page:https://scu.au.academia.edu/ElizabethStephens?

Queer Objects: A Symposium
Thursday 16th and Friday 17th October, 2014
Conference Room, Level 1, A. D Hope (14), ANU, Canberra.

In her Object Lessons (2012), Robyn Wiegman explores the political and institutional effects of scholarly attachments to objects of knowledge. Queer theory is, for Wiegman, one of several 'identity knowledges' that share a commitment to social justice and that can teach us lessons about what and how we want. More than two decades after queer theory's emergence, presenters at this symposium will engage with queer as an object and with the object lessons of queer theory.

Hosted by the Gender Institute and the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, ANU, the symposium is taking place in conjunction with Robyn Wiegman's public lecture 'Queer Theory's Queer Sex' (Thursday 16th October).

For more details and to register your attendance please contact symposium convenor Monique Rooney
monique.rooney at anu.edu.au; Tel: (02)6125.0531.

Monique Rooney
Convenor, English, Film and Drama Program
School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
A.D Hope Bldg (14)
Australian National University
Canberra. ACTON
TEL: +61 2 61250531
Co-Editor Australian Humanities Review

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