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.
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With support from the Departments of Africana Studies, English, History, History and Sociology of Science, History of Art, Romance Languages, South Asia Studies; the Programs in Asian American Studies, Cinema and Media Studies, Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, Hispanic and Portuguese Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies; The Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality and Women; the Annenberg School for Communication; the Graduate School of Education; the Kelly Writers House; the LGBT Center, the Penn Women's Center; the School of Social Policy and Practice; the Wolf Humanities Center; the AmLit Reading Group; the Black Cultural Studies Collective; the Res/Vic Reading Group; and Theorizing.