Reading Group: Butler on Gender

26 Jun

haaretzjbREADING 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 meetings (almost) every Tuesday evening (8:00pm) at the Bloomfield Crazy Mocha.

This week:

  • 06/27: Judith Butler, “Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

Please bring either a digital or hard copy of the text with you to the discussion.

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.

OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK:

  • None this week

OTHER NEWS:

  • None this week

LOOKING AHEAD:

Upcoming in Queer Futures?:

  • 06/27: Judith Butler, “Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory”
  • 07/04: NO READING GROUP
  • 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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Reading Group: Cixous on Feminine Writing

20 Jun

cixousREADING 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 meetings (almost) every Tuesday evening (8:00pm) at the Bloomfield Crazy Mocha.

This week:

  • 06/20: Hélèn Cixous, “Sorties: Out and Out: attacks | ways out | forays”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

Please bring either a digital or hard copy of the text with you to the discussion.

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.

OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK:

  • None this week

OTHER NEWS:

  • None this week

LOOKING AHEAD:

Upcoming in Queer Futures?:

  • 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”
  • 07/04: NO READING GROUP
  • 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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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.

OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK:

  • None this week

OTHER NEWS:

  • None this week

LOOKING AHEAD:

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”
  • 07/04: NO READING GROUP
  • 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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Reading Group: Young on Feminine Embodiment

5 Jun

1096_previewREADING 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 the first meeting of the unit, tomorrow evening (8:00pm) at the Bloomfield Crazy Mocha.

This week:

  • 06/06 – Iris Marion Young, “Throwing Like a Girl: A Phenomenology of Feminine Body Comportment, Motility and Spatiality”

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.

OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK:

  • None this week

OTHER NEWS:

 

  • None this week

LOOKING AHEAD:

Upcoming in Queer Futures?:

  • 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”
  • 07/04: NO READING GROUP
  • 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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SUMMER READING GROUP: “Queer Futures?”

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”
  • 07/04: NO READING GROUP
  • 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

Reading Group: David Hume

24 Apr

David HumeREADING GROUP:

PCPN is excited about our winter/spring session looking at Continental Readings of Early Modern Philosophy. This Winter and Spring, on alternating weeks we will examine key early modern philosophers, and more recent continental theorists who have used, interpreted, or rethought these earlier traditions.

This week:

  • 04/24 – Hume, Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, IV-V

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.

OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK:

  • None this week

OTHER NEWS:

Ever wondered how much we have really covered in reading group? Check out the new link that includes a (nearly) comprehensive list of every text that has been covered by the reading group since its inception a few years ago. LINK HERE

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Dr. Fred Evans’ keynote from (un)commons: theory and public space is now available on youtube and our video page. Check it out!

LOOKING AHEAD:

Upcoming in Continental Readings of Early Modern Philosophy:

  • 04/24 – Hume, Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, IV-V
  • 05/01 – Deleuze, “Hume” in Desert Islands and Other Texts

Reading Group: Deleuze on Spinoza

16 Apr

1121d01204bf89c98d4d3dffa6720f43READING GROUP:

PCPN is excited about our winter/spring session looking at Continental Readings of Early Modern Philosophy. This Winter and Spring, on alternating weeks we will examine key early modern philosophers, and more recent continental theorists who have used, interpreted, or rethought these earlier traditions.

This week:

  • 04/17 – Deleuze, On Spinoza, 3-29

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.

OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK:

  • None this week

OTHER NEWS:

Ever wondered how much we have really covered in reading group? Check out the new link that includes a (nearly) comprehensive list of every text that has been covered by the reading group since its inception a few years ago. LINK HERE

***

Dr. Fred Evans’ keynote from (un)commons: theory and public space is now available on youtube and our video page. Check it out!

LOOKING AHEAD:

Upcoming in Continental Readings of Early Modern Philosophy:

  • 04/17 – Deleuze, On Spinoza, 3-29
  • 04/24 – Hume, Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, IV-V
  • 05/01 – Deleuze, “Hume” in Desert Islands and Other Texts