Date: 9th July 2021 — 12:00-17:00 BST / 17:00-22:00 GMT+6 / 16:30-22:30 IST / 07:00-12:00 EST
Registration is required to attend the event, please Register Here
Both ‘queer’ and decolonial may promise to open radical potentialities that challenge
traditional binary logics of gender, sexuality, race and ‘civilisational status’. Seeking to
reverse and/or transcend exclusionary distinctions between ‘subject’ and ‘object’, these
terms can challenge a range of oppressive intersectional norms – sexuality, coloniality,
religion and beyond. Together, they may also critique ‘sexuality’ and ‘nation’ as primary
markers of identity. At the same time, paradoxically, both can become subsumed into the
very binary logics they seek to subvert, whether identity politics or nationalism(s). What and
how do ‘queer; and decolonial together make meaning in post-socialist contexts? And, what
are the practices that shape them? As Maria Lugones famously stated, “I will not think what
I will not practice”. In this space, we want to showcase a range of interventions that
foreground these terms’ critical edge as radical tools for examining and challenging that
which is deemed normal, in contexts that emerged from, are haunted by and/or remain
stuck under russian colonisation.
This event will be a roundtable, with five talks (45 minutes). Each session will consist of one
paper or film screenings (20-30 mins) and a discussion session.
Audiences are invited to attend the whole day in the spirit of inclusivity, empathetic
listening, and community building.
|Time (BST)||Paper title||Presenter|
|12:00 – 12:45||Russian queer (counter-)revolution? The|
appropriation of western queer discourses by Russian
LGBTQ communities: a media case study
|12:55 – 13.40||(Re)Orienting Anti-Politics: Western Queer|
Subjectivity under Chinese Authoritarianism
|13.50 – 14.35||Screening of Layer & Q&A with the Director*||Ruthie Jenrbekova|
|15:05 – 15.50||(Black)Pearls of Wisdom: Understanding Resistance|
through the Milk Tea Alliance
|U Bava Dharani|
|16:00 – 16.45||Contextualizing Homoeroticism with Emotional|
Geography through Samaresh Basu’s Short Bengali
See the original call for submissions here
*Layer contains scenes of explicit nature. Viewing is restricted to viewers who are above the legal age of majority in their jurisdiction.