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26 March 2013, Queer Senses - Research Seminar

26/03/2013 (12:00-17:00)
Queer, the space

Queer, The Space

Queer Senses: A Research Seminar at Royal Holloway (11 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3RF)
Tuesday 26th March, 2013,12.00-17.00

Organizers: Emily Jeremiah and James Williams (SMLLC, Royal Holloway, University of London)

What makes queer sense? How can we think the senses queerly? Recent work in and on queer phenomenology, especially by Sara Ahmed,has drawn attention to the productiveness of seeing agency, spatiality, and orientation as embodied, as experienced sensorily and affectively. Following on from 'Queer, The Space', an interdisciplinary, artistic-academic exploration of space and identity that ran between September 2011 and May 2012 at the c4cc in King's Cross, this event presents theoretical considerations on the related subject of the senses. 


12.00 Registration + sandwich lunch (provided)

12.45 Welcome

13.00-14.30 Panel 1: Queer Viewing/Reading (Chair: James Williams)

Katharina Lindner (University of Stirling): ‘Queer Cinema, Queer Sense-ibilities? Queer-ing Film Phenomenology’

Ashlie A. Sandoval (University of Cincinnati): ‘Affect and Orientation in Fan Fiction Sites’

14.30 Tea/Coffee

15.00-16.30 Panel 2: Queer Listening/Relating (Chair: Emily Jeremiah)

Antony Elliott: ‘Transgression,Transience, White Noise, Whiteness: Possibilities and Limitations of Queer Listening’

Jacob Breslow (London School of Economics): ‘In Search of a Queer Footing, or Spending Time Ethically with our Shoes’

16.30-17.00 Round Table (discussant tbc)

17.00-  Drinks (venue tbc)

The event is free, but since space is strictly limited anyone interested in attending needs to register in advance.

Please e-mail the organisers directly: emily.jeremiah@rhul.ac.uk / james.williams@rhul.ac.uk.


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