Reading Group: Foucault on Biopower

12 Jun

15c38fce53e3898e94f3b84d735c3af7READING GROUP:

PCPN is excited about our summer session Queer Futures?. Here we will both engage with foundational texts of queer theory and also cutting edge queer thinking around the questions of biopolitics, futurity, and utopia. Don’t miss our meeting tomorrow evening (8:00pm) at the Bloomfield Crazy Mocha.

This week:

  • 06/13: Michel Foucault, “Right of Death and Power over Life” in The History of Sexuality Volume 1

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Location: Bloomfield Crazy Mocha (4525 Liberty Ave).

As a reminder, even though we have moved to thematic groups, there is no expectation that people participate in every week, so even if you can’t commit to the whole section, you are still more than welcome to join us when you can.


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Upcoming in Queer Futures?:

  • 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 Muñoz, “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

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