current and upcoming


Conference, June 15-17, 2023 CfC Can the concept of the membrane therefore help us overcome anthropocentric thinking? And if so, how does it allow to address hierarchies and power imbalances among humans? Can it mobilize decolonial critiques of a posthumanist discourse as a model to thinking in gender studies and feminist science and technology studies? Will a queer understanding of desire or a Black feminist understanding of eroticism help us to draw new, unexpected connections between these relationships and environments?

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The Multilingual Issue

CFPAAR: Call for Papers, Art, and Reviewers of an issue of InterAlia. Journal of Queer Studies, edited by Anna T. and Antke A. Engel. Some of the questions asked are: Which languages, dialects, registers, or codes do you use to communicate issues related to pleasures, desires, and communities? What does it mean when one’s first language is shadowed by another acquired later on? What is the impact on the person and their communities? How does language affect your sense of identity and belonging and what is the role of visibilities and opacities in that?

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research project and series of events

The prospect of being queerly social and cared for is associated with the promise of belonging. Belonging beyond heteronormativity and coercive normalcy. Yet social relations, however queer they are, are never devoid of disinterest, conflict, or violence. A_sociality names sociality as being entangled with indifference, aggression, and violence. Embracing a_sociality means figuring out the potential and risk of aggression in striving for nonviolence. How does awareness relate to a_sociality?

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Queer Theory Videos

Bodies, Figurations, Worlds. Three Video Introductions to Queer Theory by Antke. A. Engel and Filmfetch (Tali Tiller und Magda Wystub). On Friday March 12, 4:30-6:30 pm the videos will be presented online as part of FernUni Hagen’s Gender Days.
In an artistic and experimental academic form these videos invite a wide public to encounter queer theory as a critique of structures of domination. Thinking difference through dynamics of power and desire they reflect on sex_gender and sexuality, the power of language, and modes of resistance to planetary inequalities and histories of violence.

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queer art and theories

Postgrad and research colloquium that experiments with formats and explores queer, queerness and queering in their interplay, considering their aesthetic and political potential as well as their mundane immediacy.

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video documentation of talks

On the newly designed website of the Institute for Cultural Inquiry – ICI Berlin, the most important cooperation partner of the iQt, you find an overview of all cooperations and video documentions of many of the talks.

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