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Lent 2019

TRASH! Waste and Excess in Queer Cultures

Saturday 16th February 2019, 10:00-17:30

Faculty of English, University of Cambridge


An interdisciplinary symposium exploring the significance of trash, waste, and excess to LGBTQ+ lives and cultures. Free but booking essential. Reserve your place here.

co-organised with the Faculty of English

Beyond Binary

Friday 1st March 2019

Alison Richard Building

Conference: Keynote with Susan Stryker

Registration: £5 (inc. lunch & refreshments)

Combining art and performance with theory, film, science and literature, this multi-disciplinary symposium born of subversive parentage will celebrate the freedom of ‘moving across socially imposed boundaries from unchosen starting places’ (Stryker, 2016). On the 25th anniversary of Stryker’s now classic queer text ‘My Words to Victor Frankenstein Above the Village of Chamonix’, this symposium revisits trans and queer as a disruptive technologies of gender, identity and thought. Our series of panels and speakers look both back to consider how the challenge to gender binarism has affected models of nature, tradition and the biological, and forward to the queer futures built on the monstrous promises of jarring transitions.

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Queer in Africa: LGBTQI Identities, Citizenship and Activism

5th March, 13:00-14:00

Room 1, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms

Surya Monro is a Professor in Sociology and Social Policy based at the University of Hudderfield. Surya has published substantially in the fields of gender and sexuality, notably on LGBT and Intersex issues. She is the author of Gender Politics: Citizenship, Activism, and Sexual Diversity (Pluto Press 2005) co-author of Sexuality, Equality and Diversity (Palgrave MacMillan, 2012), author of Bisexuality (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015), co-author of Intersex, Variations if Sex Characteristics and DSD: The Need for Change (University of Huddersfield 2017) and co-editor of Queer in Africa (Routledge 2018). She is currently working in the area of Intersex rights, and continuing scholarly activities in the area of LGBT issues.