Symposium: New Directions in Feminism and Queer Studies

Friday, September 30, 2011 - 2:30pm


Please join us for this symposium in the Benjamin Franklin Room of Houston Hall. Following the symposium, there will be a recpetion at the Penn Women's Center from 5-6:30 p.m. 

The Symposium will examine the fields of feminist and queer studies and their intersections with each other and with topics in race, nationalism, empire, and class. The afternoon will begin with a conversation between Professor Heather Love, University of Pennsylvania, and Professor Ann Cvetkovich, University of Texas at Austin. Ann is the author of Mixed Feelings: Feminism, Mass Culture and Victorian Sensationalism (Rutgers, 1992) and An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Culture (Duke, 2003).  

The conversation between Heather and Ann will be followed by a roundtable discussion of scholars reflecting on how these different fields of study can/should be brought into a productive dialogue with each another. Participants will speak about their own work and teaching, how they have been impacted by these fields of study, and how they see their “intersections.” Symposium topics and discussion will include reference to politics and activism, as well as research and theory.

Symposium Schedule:

1:30-2:30pm: Dialogue between Heather Love and Ann Cvetkovich

2:45-4:45pm: Panel Discussion

5:00-6:30pm: Reception at the Penn Women’s Center

Panel Participants:

Jafari Allen, Yale University
David Eng, Penn
Nancy Hirschmann, Penn
Ania Loomba, Penn
Melissa Sanchez, Penn
Katherine Sender, Penn
Mecca Sullivan, Williams College  

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