Sponsored by Allies & Advocates and the College of liberal Arts & Sciences
Queer Theory Seminar
for faculty & staff
“The appeal of ‘queer theory’ has outstripped anyone’s sense of what exactly it means.”
- Michael Warner (1992)
Warner’s observation, insightful in 1992, is even more accurate today. In this seminar, we will explore “queer theory” – its history, its central questions, and how it is currently used in a variety of disciplines. This seminar is intended for a diverse group of faculty and staff, ranging from those engaged in studies of post-structuralist theory, sexuality, gender, and/or the body, to those who have simply been wondering “What is this ‘queer theory’ thing I keep hearing about?”
If you at all fit within that spectrum, please join us Tuesday, March 22ndfrom 4:15-5:30pm in B-4-232 MAK for conversation, exploration, and snacks.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Dr. Laurel Westbrook (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the pre-seminar reading.
Warner, Michael. 1992. “From Queer to Eternity: An Army of Theorists Cannot Fail.” Village Voice Literary Supplement, June.
Dr. Laurel Westbrook email@example.com