IMPORT – EXPORT – TRANSPORT:
Queer Theory, Queer Critique and Activism in Motion
edited by Sushila Mesquita, Maria Katharina Wiedlack and Katrin Lasthofer.
Together with Vendula Esteban Wiesnerová (Bratislava), Tea Hvala (Ljubljana) and Marty Huber (Vienna), we want to pick up some core topics of the anthology. The themes, among others, are the entanglements of queer activism, theory and research, the challenges of translation, as well as strategies within current LGBTiQ politics.
Thursday, May 23 2013 at 6.30 p.m, Pfeilgasse 33, 1080 Vienna ("Schenke" /Basement)
[Please note: The "Schenke" is not fully wheelchair accessible. Please contact us for further information.]
About the Volume
Twenty years after the emergence of “queer” as a political concept, the contributions to this anthology discuss the radical potential of queer theory and activism within different spatial, cultural, and socio-political contexts. Both the term “queer” as well as initial concepts of queer critique are not only closely connected to the English language but also to the Anglo-American socio-political context. Nevertheless, queer has traveled a lot since its emergence in the 1990s. Therefore, this collection explores how and for what purposes the term “queer” is and has been appropriated within different settings and locations, such as academia, activism, and popular culture. The volume opens up a space for trans-regional, intersectional, trans-disciplinary, and genre-transgressing exchanges about queer theory, queer critique, and queer activism.
The anthology is a collection of interdisciplinary articles, essays, and artwork by: Bini Adamczak and Mike Laufenberg; Sanja Milutinović Bojanić; Petra Sußner; Erzsébet Barát; Ivana Pražić; Robert Kulpa, Joanna Mizielińska, and Agata Stasińska; Cornelia Möser; Vendula (Esteban) Wiesnerová; Tea Hvala; Sanja Kajinić; Hongwei Bao; Nicole Alecu de Flers; Leopold Lippert; Kateřina Kolářová; Jack Halberstam; Hanna Hacker; Johanna Schaffer (with/out Vlatka Frketić); Marty Huber; Persson Perry Baumgartinger; Anthony Clair Wagner.
“IMPORT – EXPORT – TRANSPORT: Queer Theory, Queer Critique and Activism in Motion” is the first volume of the series “challenge GENDER: Contemporary challenges of_within Gender Theory” edited by the Gender Research Office at the University of Vienna. This new series presents contemporary theories, discourses, and research within the field of transdisciplinary Gender Studies, including Feminist Epistemology, Queer Theory, Postcolonial Studies, Feminist Science Studies, Gender & Science Technology Studies. Central to the series are critical approaches to gender relations and other power structures in the context of globalization. Moreover, “challenge GENDER” presents analytical works that reflect changes over time, and attempt to think sex, gender, and sexuality in new ways.