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Affective Histories of Queer and Trans Activism: A Workshop with Elspeth Brown and Laurel Westbrook
5.5.2022 @ 09:00 – 6.5.2022 @ 18:00
How have queer and trans activists challenged the repressive status quo in the past? Which forms have queer and trans activism taken over the decades? What role do emotions and affects play in activism – and how can affect theory be utilized in the study of queer and trans histories and temporalities? These are among the questions that will be addressed in the workshop on affective histories of queer and trans activism, which is the first event to be organized by the Academy of Finland-funded research project “Affective Activism: Sites of Queer and Trans World-Making” (2021-2025). The event, to be held at Tampere University on 5-6 May 2022, consists of public keynotes by Professor Elspeth Brown (University of Toronto, Canada) and Professor Laurel Westbrook (Grand Valley State University, Michigan, U.S.) and a two-day workshop where participants’ work-in-progress papers will be commented on by the keynote speakers, organizers, and fellow participants.