Italy, Palermo

Queer Theories and Studies Summer School “Queer Imaginaries: Transitions, Politics, Intersections”

when 22 May 2017 - 27 May 2017
language English
duration 1 week
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 120

This intensive summer school, jointly organized by CIRQUE (Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca Queer) and SQFF (Sicilia Queer Film Fest ) aims to offer young scholars and activists with an interest in queer studies and in queer politics a context for academic, intellectual, and political growth. Instruction sessions with renowned queer theorists, occasions for informal exchange with instructors and other students, and participation in the Sicilia Queer Film Fest, one of the most important queer film festivals in Europe, will give participants a varied, balanced and intensive experience of a number of different facets of queer studies, from theoretical elaboration, to activism strategies, to art and performances.
The teaching plan for the school integrates a number of different formats with the aim of giving all participants, no matter what their previous knowledge of queer studies, a well-rounded, innovative and interesting experience. Theoretical issues will be addressed in seminars where the very favourable teacher/student ratio will encourage sustained discussion; the relationship between queer and art will be explored through the viewing of SQFF films and subsequent discussions. In addition, a number of participants will be given the possibility to discuss their own research (or their projects for activism) during “research labs”, where they will receive feedback on their work from both instructors and other students.
Because the interaction between instructors and students is a major part of its pedagogy, the school is open to a maximum of thirty participants. Anyone with a serious interest in queer studies can apply.

Application Deadline: 08/05/2017

Course leader

Prof. C. Dell'Aversano

Target group

Professors, Undergraduate,Postgraduate and PHD students, researcher

Course aim

Offer young scholars and activists with an interest in queer studies and in queer politics a context for academic, intellectual, and political growth

Fee info

EUR 120: This includes tickets to all Sicilia Queer Film Fest performances (50 euro value)
Application Deadline: 08/05/2017

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