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 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 artis 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 isVisual diasporic archivesand will be dedicated to the work ofGayatri Gopinath (NYU, New York), the title being inspired by her last monographUnruly 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.
3:00 - 3:15pm: welcome
3:15 - 4:30pm: ‘un-masterclass’ with Gayatri Gopinath
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: open discussion
5:45 - 6:00pm: closing
Gayatri Gopinathis 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), andUnruly 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 asJournal of Middle East Women’s Studies, GLQ, Social Text, andpositions.
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 hostedIntersections,a monthly reading group exploringtexts from feminist, queer, and critical race theories, and their intersections.
To participate in the study day, please sign up via the Eventbrite link above. Please register only if you are certain to attend.It is essential that you can commit to both days. Places are given on a first-come-first-served basis.
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.
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.
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. Pleaseemail firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 January 2021 if you would like to take part.
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.
Emailontransversality@gmail.comabout your accessibility requirements as soon as you register for the eventso 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.