STUDY DAYS: Transnational queer-feminist methodologies in live art #2

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Transnational queer-feminist methodologies in live art

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Study Days Series #2

Visual diasporic archives (a two-part study day with Gayatri Gopinath)

Transnational queer-feminist methodologies in live art is an online study day series consisting of two events, each across two days, with two internationally renowned scholars and activists in the field of transnational queer and feminist studies. The events are aimed at engaging a small group of PhD students, in order to develop, share, and discuss ideas and concepts together with the invited scholars.

The events will run on Zoom meetings, on two consecutive days: Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 February 2021, 3pm - 6pm GMT.

Please register only if you are certain to attend. It is essential that you can commit to both days.

These TECHNE study days are intensive and intimate seminars with a high demand for attendance and very limited capacity: please do not book a ticket for this event unless you are absolutely certain of your attendance.

Organised by Giulia Casalini, Clare Daly, Bex Tadman, Katherine MacBride, and Astrid Korporaal. With the support of TECHNE (AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership) and the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance at Roehampton University.

Transnational queer-feminist methodologies in live art is an online study day series consisting of two events, each across two days, with two internationally renowned scholars and activists in the field of transnational queer and feminist studies. The events are aimed at engaging a small group of PhD students, in order to develop, share, and discuss ideas and concepts together with the invited scholars.

The second event of the series is Visual diasporic archives and will be dedicated to the work of Gayatri Gopinath (NYU, New York), the title being inspired by her last monograph Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora (2018). This study day will investigate the affective and political resonances produced within a queer diasporic perspective. We will explore and imagine alternative cartographies through visual queer archives that foreground dimensions of regions whilst creating transnational affiliations and affinities.


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Gayatri Gopinath is Professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, and the Director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University. She works at the intersection of transnational feminist and queer studies, postcolonial studies, and diaspora studies, and is the author of two monographs: Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures (Duke UP, 2005), and Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora (Duke UP, 2018). She has published numerous essays on gender, sexuality, and queer diasporic cultural production in journals such as Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, GLQ, Social Text, and positions.

Giulia Casalini, Clare Daly, Bex Tadman (PhD students, Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance, University of Roehampton) Katherine MacBride (PhD student, Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice, LCC, University of the Arts London) and Astrid Korporaal (PhD student, Film & Photography, Kingston University) are in their second year of study funded by the TECHNE doctoral training partnership. Since January 2020 they have hosted Intersections, a monthly reading group exploring texts from feminist, queer, and critical race theories, and their intersections.

Event website: https://transnationalqueerfeministmethodologies.wordpress.com/

Schedule

Day One

3:00 - 3:15pm: welcome

3:15 - 4:30pm: ‘un-masterclass’ with Gayatri Gopinath

4:30 - 4:45pm: break

4:45 - 5:45pm: open discussion

5:45 - 6:00pm: closing

Day Two

3:00 - 3:15pm: welcome

3:15 - 4:00pm: ‘queer diasporic visualities’ sharing

4:00 - 4:10pm: break

4:10 - 4:40pm: breakout into different rooms for discussions

4:40 - 5:00pm: bring summary and questions to full group

5:00 - 5:10pm: break

5:10 - 5:45pm: group discussion

5:45 - 6:00pm: closing

There is a maximum capacity of 25 participants for the event, of which 10 places are reserved to TECHNE students. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. When registering, please indicate whether you are a TECHNE student (full member or associated). Please register only if you are certain to attend. It is essential that you can commit to both days.

There is a maximum capacity of 25 participants for the event, of which 10 places are reserved to TECHNE students. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. When registering, please indicate whether you are a TECHNE student (full member or associated).

Aside from the ‘un-masterclass’ on day 1, the event will NOT be recorded.

Preparatory reading

Texts will be emailed once enrolled at the link above.

Ahead of the study day, we will read:

1) Gopinath, G. (2005) Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures. Durham and London: Duke University Press.

- Impossible Desires: An Introduction, pp. 1-28

2) Gopinath, G. (2018) Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora. Durham and London: Duke University Press.

- Introduction: Archive, Region, Affect, Aesthetics, pp. 1-18

- Chapter 4: Archive, Affect and the Everyday, pp. 125-168.

Exercises

We are also looking for presentations in our ‘queer diasporic visualities’ sharing session on day two.

Seminar participants are encouraged to bring to the table an object of study that they'd like to share, discuss or present in a creative way. This could be an artwork, a performance piece, an everyday object or a personal item that speaks to the perspectives of queer diasporic visuality.

Presentations should be short, of approximately 5-10minutes.

Please email ontransversality@gmail.com by 20 January 2021 if you would like to take part.

Accessibility

The session will primarily take place online, on Zoom. We will also be using other interfaces such as Padlet or Vimeo, which will be linked in the chat function during the event. You will not need to subscribe to these platforms for access.

We recommend using a stable internet connection and headphones. We would like to ask everyone to have cameras switched on at all times where possible, and microphones switched off when not speaking.

The intention of the study days is a supportive and exploratory atmosphere with plenty of room for discussion.

In order to allow for moments of rest, we will be taking breaks throughout the sessions.

Email ontransversality@gmail.com about your accessibility requirements as soon as you register for the event so we have enough time to arrange these (e.g. visual descriptions for videos/images or captions).

This event is made possible through the generous financial support of TECHNE consortium and the support of the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance at Roehampton University.

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