Queer Studies Research Lunch

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Our research lunches provide a relaxed space for those who already engage with queer studies to discuss their work, and for those who are interested in queer studies to find out how it is being used and how they themselves might engage with it, without any requirement of prior preparation.

This week, Alice Raw (DPhil History) will be speaking about a set of manuscripts that depict queer medieval bodies engaged in ‘sodomies’, and how they seek to provide context that teaches the audience to view these as unnatural.

Mori Reithmayr (DPhil Politics) will talk about the intellectual history of queer/trans resistance to US ‘cross dressing laws’ and their enforcers in the 1950s and early 1960s, focusing on Leslie Feinberg’s 1993 underground classic Stone Butch Blues.

Presentations will be followed by time for group discussion.

Lunch will be served from 13:20pm and will include vegan and gluten-free options.

The venue is fully accessible. Please do contact us if you have specific requirements.

Image: JA Nicholls. nice to hold. Oil & acrylic on canvas. Used with permission of the artist.