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From teleology to topography: Kerryn Drysdale on auto-ethnographic encounters and the archive

I want to introduce this by recounting an experience I had at the beginning of my auto-ethnography. I was going regularly to Queer Central at the Sly Fox Hotel – one of my ethnographic sites – where drag king shows have been running for nine years. I would take along my notepad and try to […]

Postscript: Researching intimacy, sexuality and space

I have posted some pics from Friday’s workshop on Facebook and Flickr for those who couldn’t make it. This was a fantastic prelude to Saturday’s Queer Thinking… and Sara Ahmed’s amazing talk, “Wilful Queers: A Queer History of Will”. I am still a bit overwhelmed by the quality of presentations and the quantity of people […]

Week Three – Space

Here are the readings for the last meeting of the Sexuality and Space/ Queer Thinking reading group, in which we will discuss a number of approaches for researching intimacy, space and scenes. Everyone is welcome, and this week Elspeth Probyn will join us for the discussion along with some other department colleagues. If you would […]

Researching intimacy, sexuality & space: Full program

A free one day workshop in conjunction with Mardi Gras/Queer Thinking Friday 24 February, University of Sydney Location: Main Quadrangle, behind the Jacaranda tree: S224, S225 and S204 *To register for Researching Intimacy, Sexuality & Space on the 24th please email: [email protected] Please let us know of any access requirements in this email.* PROGRAM 9.15am […]

Reading group guest post: Jonathon Zapasnik

In regards to the reading this week, I think both Annamarie and Sara bring two different, but also, two complimentary approaches to thinking about queer, sex, and identity politics. In this reflection, I have chosen to briefly summarise each of the readings (feel free to correct me, if I’m wrong). Then, after each, I will […]

Week Two – Style

So much for people wanting to talk more online! It makes me sad when blogging is all broadcast. Well, I will continue posting these anyway, in case there are people following and interested. This week’s readings for Queer Thinking are as follows: Melissa Hardie, “The Closet Remediated: Inside Lindsay Lohan,” Australian Humanities Review, May 2010. […]

Facebook, binge drinking, young women

I’ve just uploaded a revised version of “The Pedagogy of Regret: Facebook, binge drinking and young women” a paper co-authored with one of our GCS graduate students, Rebecca Brown. I’m so grateful to Rebecca for her work on this and the experience of collaborating together. It’s taught me a lot about the difficulty of writing […]

Reading group reflections

Here is an open thread for people wanting to continue or join the discussion from this week’s Queer Thinking group. Our readings were: Annamarie Jagose “Feminism’s Queer Theory,” Feminism and Psychology 19.2 (2009): 157-74. Annamarie Jagose “Couterfeit Pleasures: Fake Orgasm and Queer Agency,” Textual Practice 24.3 (2010): 517-39. Sara Ahmed “Sexual Orientations” in Queer Phenomenology, […]

Queer Thinking preparations

Plans are well underway for this year’s Queer Thinking events. As was the case last year, the Sexuality and Space Group at Sydney is teaming up with New Mardi Gras to bring a special guest speaker for the weekend. This year it is the brilliant Professor Sara Ahmed. Sara is a regular visitor to the […]

Surveillance and Everyday Life

Sydney University’s Surveillance and Everyday Life project is running a two day conference next month, and the program (pdf) has just been announced. Looks like I’m speaking on day two. The paper is something I’m working on for a collection on ‘identity technologies’ edited by Anna Poletti and Julie Rak. This is one of a […]

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