Pre-Conference Graduate Workshops with Keynote Speakers

"Unhappiness, Willfulness, and Queer Politics," A Workshop with Sara Ahmed

Thursday, May 15, 2014, 9:30-11:30
1186 Derby Hall
1. Sara Ahmed, Introduction and chapter on "Unhappy Queers" from The Promise of Happiness
2. Sara Ahmed, Introduction to forthcoming book on Willful Subjects
All readings available in Buckeye Box folder; link provided to enrolled participants by workshop coordinator, Debra Moddelmog.

"Twinings," A Workshop with Eli Clare

Thursday, May 15, 2014, 1:30-3:30
1186 Derby Hall
How are queer and crip twined together? We'll enter this question through disability, sexuality, race, class, and gender. Participants can expect poetry, prose, activism, a bit of theory, and rollicking conversation.
  1. Sami Schalk, "Coming to Claim Crip"
  2. Laura Hershey, "Translating the Crip"
  3. Leah Lakshmi Piepnza-Samarasinha, "Sweet Dark Places: Letter to Gloria Anzaldúa on Disability, Creativity, and the Coatlicue State" (available in the Buckeye Box folder assigned to this workshop; link provided to enrolled participants).
  4. Eli Clare, "Body Shame, Body Pride: Lessons from the Disability Rights Movement" (from The Transgender Studies Reader 2, edited by Susan Stryker and Aren Z. Aizura, pp. 261-5) (available in the Buckeye Box folder assigned to this workshop; link provided to enrolled participants).
Workshop Coordinator: Debra Moddelmog

General Workshop Information

These workshops are available to currently enrolled OSU graduate students. To sign up for either or both of these workshops (1 hour credit, Sexuality Studies 5700: Workshop), contact Debra Moddelmog.  For each workshop, participants must complete readings, write a two-page response paper, attend the workshop seminar (described above), and attend the keynote address of the workshop leader. (Ahmed’s address is Friday, May 16 at 4:15 in U.S. Bank Theatre, Ohio Union; Clare’s address is Saturday, May 17 at 11:00 a.m. in US Bank Theatre, Ohio Union.) To attend the conference, including the keynote talks, participants must register.  There is no registration fee.
Space in each workshop is limited to 20 participants, so sign up asap. Registration for these workshops begins Feb. 17 and ends April 14, at which point, if there’s room, the workshops will be opened to advanced undergraduates and those who cannot, for whatever reason, take the workshop for credit.