Queer Urgencies

Friday, 5 April 2019Saturday, 6 April 2019

Penn Campus

Queer Urgencies

Presented by the Gen/Sex Reading Group

In a moment when the legal recognition of gay and lesbian subjects in the United States coincides with the increased precarity of queer and/or raced bodies globally, this conference queries the possibilities and provocations of queer politics. By putting the term "urgent" next to the term "queer," we hope to ask not only what's urgent about queer studies now, but also what urges, emergencies, and insurgencies queer studies—with its specific critical methods and resources—should prioritize.


With support from the Department of English; the Program on Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies; the LGBT Center; Kelly Writers House; the School of Social Policy and Practice; the Wolf Humanities Center, and The Center for Programs in Creative Writing.

Event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration requested.

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