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30th Nov - 2nd Dec 2011
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Martyn Amos, NanoInfoBio project, Science and Engineering
Tuesday 29th November, E34, John Dalton East Building, from 1.00-2.00 pm.
Moving On Up? The Queer Map, Academia and Me
Professor Yvette Taylor, London South Bank University
Queer theory and recent ‘queer methodologies’ have been associated with the fluidity of spaces and identities, including research-academic identities, in the process of always becoming. Yet class is not a difference which can be easily incorporated into a queer framework, as notions of deconstruction, visibility and subversion sit uneasily alongside that which remains off the queer map.
This complicates ideas of (sexual) multiplicity and situatedness, where the queer academic may find herself in-between (in)visibility and (mis)recognition: her research participants may be somewhat more excluded. In still struggling with research, professional and personal articulations, I’d like to explore the ‘critical differentials’ in processes and experiences of ‘being’ and ‘becoming’.
I ask, from a methodological and theoretical concern, who gets to ‘be’; which versions of ourselves, sexual or class, get to move and speak? Who are able to claim a new mobile reflexivity rather than experiencing a fixed subject position? And who can have voice and legitimacy within this? I aim to focus upon the substantive – and frequently neglected – issue of intersecting sexual and classed lives as holding promise for developing queer maps in and beyond academia.
‘Moving on up’ implies a recognition, even arrival, with a guiding, albeit ‘queer’ map; yet the question mark underscores the gap between ‘academia’ and ‘me’ as more than simply and extension of space/self-hood. This paper will consider the classed and sexual (dis)connects through queer maps, wresting with ‘becoming’ and being ‘stuck’.
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