Conceptualising Homophobia, Lesbian Classical Reception, and Masculinity in Joyce's Dubliners

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We are very excited to present the first in our series of fortnightly Queer Theory Research Lunches. Each event will comprise of three Oxford-based researchers from across the humanities and social sciences speaking for ten minutes each about how their work engages with queer theory, followed by half an hour of group discussion.

We aim to facilitate a space in which those whose work currently engages with queer theory can network. We also wish to provide an opportunity for all those at Oxford who are interested in queer theory to find out how it is being used here and how they themselves might engage with it, without any requirement of prior preparation.

This week, Professor Dan Healey (History and Russian) will discuss conceptualizing homophobia in different social science and humanities disciplines. Mara Gold (DPhil Classics) will discuss lesbian classical reception during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and the place of classics in the formation of lesbian identities, relationships and networks. Lloyd (Meadhbh) Houston (DPhil English) will discuss how queer theory can be used to unpack Joyce's interrogation of Irish masculinity in Dubliners.

A sandwich lunch will be provided.

Meet us at the Merton Porter’s Lodge by 12:30 and we will walk to the Mure Room together.

All are very welcome to attend, including undergraduate students and non-academic staff.

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Queer Studies Network

Contact name: Ruth Ramsden-Karelse

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Audience: Open to all