The next QTRG meeting will take place on Thursday 29 August in SH3176 (Senate House – 3rd floor) at 17:00.
We will be discussing Lisa W. Loutzenheiser‘s article entitled “If I teach about these issues they will burn down my house”: the possibilities and tensions of queered, antiracist pedagogy.
The article can be found HERE
We will also be discussing Leopold Senghor‘s poem entitled “Black Woman” which can be found HERE
The third meeting of the Wits Queer Theory Reading Group will take place on April 25th from 5pm to 6:30pm in the Graduate Center Seminar Room in the SW Engineering Building.
We will read and discuss Zakiyyah Iman Jackson’s article entitled “Waking Nightmares”, published in GLQ: A journal of gay and lesbian studies in 2005 [13(2-3), 357-363]. Haley, who chose the article, will give a brief introduction.
The article can be found HERE.
(Sent by Gilles B.)
“It is in this context that the internationalization of gayness, being a more public and specific effort, compared to the internationalization of straightness and heterosexuality, which is a far more protracted and general project, gets to be championed by neoliberal white American (and European) gay men—while imperialist white American (and European) women would busy themselves in projects of saving non-white women globally from non-white men—seeking to spread freedom and liberty for the oppressed “homosexual” masses around the world while half the American states meanwhile had laws on the books that criminalized homosexuality—laws which it became necessary to remove from the books in one swoop in 2003 by the US Supreme Court in order to better advance this universalizing agenda of American liberal values.”
THE EMPIRE OF SEXUALITY
“I feel compelled to make it known that I do not move through the world as sometimes black, sometimes disabled, sometimes queer, sometimes femme, sometimes male and sometimes Afropolitan. I move through the world embodying all of those identities at the same time, all of the time.”
MUSINGS FROM A QUEERCRIP FEMME MAN OF COLOR
“I am often loathe to engage in debates of labels, left only to re-hash arguments, choose a position of righteousness, and dig in my heels. The snares of identity politics entrap even the most careful of thinkers.”
“MASCULINE-OF-CENTER” AND WHITE QUEER THEORY
(Articles recommended by Lerato M.)