The Sixth Annual DC Queer Studies Symposium
The symposium will be a daylong series of conversations in critical queer, gender, and disability studies focused on the recent turn toward questions of bodily capacity, debility, disability, precarity, and populations. Events will include three concurrent paper sessions, followed by an afternoon plenary featuring Karen Nakamura (Associate Professor of Anthropology & East Asian Studies, Yale University), Margaret Price (Associate Professor of English, Spelman College), and Abby Wilkerson (Associate Professor of Writing, The George Washington University). The day will culminate with a keynote address by Jasbir Puar, associate professor of women’s and gender studies at Rutgers University. Puar is the author of Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times and of articles in Gender, Place, and Culture; Social Text; Radical History Review; Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography; and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. She has edited or co-edited special issues of GLQ, Social Text, and Society and Space.
DC Queer Studies is a group of faculty from schools in the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area formed in 2006 to discuss new works in the field and to exchange, support, and cultivate new ways of engaging with LGBT/Queer/Sexuality Studies across the disciplines and across institutions.
Please join us for what promises to be a lively spring festival of scholarly exchange in an interdiscipline that continues to challenge and transform the humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, and the world in which we live.
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REGISTER FOR THE SYMPOSIUM
Registration is FREE and OPEN to the public. To register, please complete the online registration form.
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We ask that attendees preregister by March 22 so that we can plan food accordingly. However, on-site registrations will also be accepted.
Marilee Lindemann and JV Sapinoso, with the assistance of Casey Hall, LGBT Studies Program, University of Maryland. Special thanks to Robert McRuer for advice and assistance.
SYMPOSIUM PLANNING COMMITTEE
Christina Hanhardt, University of Maryland; Marilee Lindemann, University of Maryland; Robert McRuer, The George Washington University; JV Sapinoso, University of Maryland; Craig Willse, George Mason University
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
Center for Literary and Comparative Studies, Department of English, Graduate School, LGBT Equity Center, LGBT Studies Program, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Office of Undergraduate Studies.
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
Cultural Studies Program
Department of English