A Conversation and Workshop on Queer Studies in a Global Context

By:
Prof. Donald E. Hall
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This workshop will begin with a 10-minute presentation from my work in progress: 'Reading Sexualities: Hermeneutic Theory And The Future Of Sexuality Studies (contracted for publication by Routledge Press). In it, I will give a brief overview of the state of queer theory today and then offer the theoretical frame of philosophical hermeneutics (referencing the work of Hans-Georg Gadamer) as a productive model for thinking about the diversity of current approaches in sexuality studies, for conversing about sexual diversity, and for acknowledging the right to sexual self-determination while still doing justice to the power and value of tradition.

Participants will form small groups to discuss issues such as 'globalization and traditional sexual identities,' 'the rights of sexual minorities,' 'transgender identities and human rights,' and 'consciousness-raising and education on sexual diversity issues.' The workshop will conclude with group reports and a brainstorming session on possible future directions for queer sexuality studies in a highly diverse global context.


Keywords: Queer Theory, Sexual Diversity, Hermeneutic Theory, Globalization and Sexuality
Stream: Sexuality, Gender, Families
Presentation Type: Workshop Presentation in English
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Prof. Donald E. Hall

Jackson Distinguished Professor, Department of English, West Virginia University
USA


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