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Queer Theory Seminar for Faculty & Staff

Date and Time

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM


  • B-4-243 MAK


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)[1]


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 ( 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



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