29 May

The Pittsburgh Philosophy Network is happy to announce our Summer reading group theme: Queer Futures?. Throughout the summer we will be looking at gender, embodiment, and futurity through the lens of queer theory. But don’t worry if you are not familiar with queer theory, we will begin by contextualizing these readings with key texts in feminism and biopolitics. As always, participants are encouraged to join us when they can, and pdfs will be available online for free. Important note for those who have attended in the past, the group will be moving from Monday nights, to Tuesday nights (8:00pm). But, we will still be meeting at the Bloomfield Crazy Mocha.

Edit: Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

Summer Schedule:

  • 06/06: Iris Marion Young, “Throwing Like a Girl: A Phenomenology of Feminine Body Comportment, Motility and Spatiality”
  • 06/13: Michel Foucault, “Right of Death and Power over Life” in The History of Sexuality Volume 1
  • 06/20: Hélèn Cixous, “Sorties: Out and Out: attacks | ways out | forays”
  • 06/27: Judith Butler, “Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory”
  • 07/11: Jack Halberstam, “Queer Art of Failure” in Queer Art of Failure
  • 07/18: Paul Preciado, “Testogel” and “History of Technosexuality” in Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era
  • 07/25: Jose Esteban Mũnoz, “Introduction: Feeling Utopia” and “Ghosts of Public Sex: Utopian Longings, Queer Memories” in Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity
  • 08/01: Lee Edelman, “The Future is Kid Stuff” in No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive
  • 08/08: Guy Hocquenghem, “Capitalism, the Family and the Anus” in Homosexual Desire
  • 08/15: Baedan, “Queers Gone Wild” in Baedan: The Journal of Queer Nihilism Vol. 1

2 Responses to “SUMMER READING GROUP: “Queer Futures?””

  1. Bob Maddock June 1, 2017 at 2:05 pm #

    Where be the readings?

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