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Que(e)rying Theory #4: After Sex?: On Writing since Queer Theory, edited by Janet Halley & Andrew Parker

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Event:
Que(e)rying Theory #4: After Sex?: On Writing since Queer Theory, edited by Janet Halley & Andrew Parker
Start:
March 15, 2015 6:00 PM
End:
March 15, 2015 9:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Organizer:
Greg
Phone:
646 457 0859
contact@bgsqd.com
Updated:
March 2, 2015
Venue:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone:
646 457 0859
Address:
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
After Sex

 

Que(e)rying Theory is a discussion group about queer theory and critical theory for thinkers from all contexts. Reading texts both vintage and new, we will ask questions such as: What is queerness? What do queer politics look like? How do we find the tools for living in a precarious world? And finally, what can theory mean in our own lives? In dialogue with one another, we will fearlessly relish in the complexities of theory, and collectively work towards richer understandings of our past, present, and future. Discussions will be moderated by Connor Spencer, and for a small donation, wine, beer, and sparkling water will be available to help lubricate our conversations.

 

Que(e)rying Theory #4 will address the book After Sex?: On Writing since Queer Theory, edited by Janet Halley & Andrew Parker.
 

Please support the Bureau by purchasing your copy from the Bureau! Thank you!
 
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Is “queerness” still a politically useful identity, disposition, and/or way of theorizing? Why does queer theory encompass more than sex and sexuality, and should it? Where is queer theory going, and what new subjects has it tackled? In After Sex?, some of the most prominent writers in the field of queer studies–including Eve Sedgwick, José Muñoz, and Lee Edelman–offer their thoughts on what queer theory is, and where it might take us.

We’ll be using the book to get a sense of the conversations that have shaped queer theory, past and present. Our conversation will also touch on why queer spaces and organizations like the Bureau often facilitate conversations about seemingly “non-gay” issues, and what the work of queer theory is. Read as many of the essays in the book as you wish, and come with your questions and thoughts!
 
Connor Spencer is a writer living in New York City. He studied English at New York University, where he conducted bi-coastal archival research on the artists David Wojnarowicz and Gary Fisher. In 2014, he was a finalist for the Marshall Scholarship. Connor tweets about leftism, queer politics, and dog costumes @conneriks.

 

 

 

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