November 30, 2017, 1-2PM

Hélène Cixous, “The Laugh of the Medusa”


Past Readings: 2015-17

Monique Wittig, “One is Not Born a Woman” (1981)

Simone de Beauvoir, Introduction to The Second Sex, pgs. 23-39 (1949)

Jafari S. Allen, “Black/Queer/Diaspora at the Current Conjuncture” (2012) glq-a-journal-of-lesbian-and-gay-studies-2012-allen-211-48

Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley, “Black Atlantic, Queer Atlantic: Queer Imaginings of the Middle Passage” (2008) project_muse_241316

Recommended Reading:

Jana Evans Braziel, “Queer Diasporas” in Diaspora: An Introduction (2008)

September 28, 2016: ‘Queer Futures and Utopias’

José Esteban Muñoz, “Queerness as Horizon,” from Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity (2009) munoz

Lee Edleman, “The Future is Kid Stuff,” from No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive (2004) edelman-the-future-is-kid-stuff

Recommended Reading:

Jack Halberstam, “The Queer Art of Failure,” from The Queer Art of Failure (2011) halberstam-the-queer-art-of-failure

February 2, 2016 @ 5PM

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Epistemology of the Closet, Introduction: Axiomatic 14_eve_sedgwick_introduction_to_epistemology_of_the_closet_1990

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Epistemology of the Closet, Chapter 1 “Epistemology of the Closet” sedgwick-epis-of-closet

Monday, March 7, 2016 @ 5PM

Cathy J. Cohen, “Punks, Bulldaggers, and Welfare Queens: The Radical Potential of Queer Politics?” punks+bulldaggers+cohen

E. Patrick Johnson, “‘Quare’ studies, or (Almost) Everything I Know About Queer Studies I Learned from my Grandmother.” _22Quare_22+studies-2C+or+_almost_+everything+I+know+abo