Queer Studies Research Lunch

queer studies

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, Levi Hord (MSt Women’s Studies; MSc History of Medicine) will speak about the changing roles of desire and choice and their relation to authenticity in trans/non-binary narratives of selfhood, drawing on recent cultural and scholarly debates as well as histories.

We will also hear from Samuel Weber (MPhil, History of Medicine): The American AIDS Crisis and the stories of a generation lost have contributed to pop culture and media across fiction, film, and stage. From Angels in America to Inheritance, dramatic depictions of queer suffering have evolved as a new generation of LGBTQ+ artists has come of age and reflected on the memory of a tragic period almost lost to time.

Presentations will be followed by time for group discussion.

Lunch will be served from 12:20 and will include vegan and gluten-free options. All are most welcome. Please do contact us if you have access requirements.

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