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Wednesday 1 May

20.00 Art Tour (New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College)
Queer Aspects of the New Hall Art Collection

Thursday 2 May

9.20 Coffee and Registration (Buckingham House Foyer)
9.50 Welcome (Buckingham House Lecture Theatre)
Geoffrey Maguire (Cambridge), Fraser Riddell (Oxford), Tom Smith (St Andrews)
10.00 Panel 1 (Buckingham House Lecture Theatre)
Dismembered and Disembodied: Reading Queer Poetry

Robert Gillett (Queen Mary University of London), Blood, Sweat and Tears: The Art of Queer Feeling in A Shropshire Lad Poem 48

Benjamin Westwood (Oxford), The Queer Art of Reading: Poems, Parts and Partiality in the Writing of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Emily E. Roach (University of York, UK), Transgender Performance Poetry and the Ghosts of Childhood

11.30 Break (Buckingham House Foyer)
11.45 Panel 2
Compassion and Care (Buckingham House Lecture Theatre) Affective Afterlives of HIV/AIDS (Buckingham House Seminar Room)
Ervin Malakaj (British Columbia), Feeling Hirschfeld

Jaimee Stockman-Young (Auckland), The Archive Keeps the Score: Healing Community Trauma through Creative Practice

Andrea Aramburú Villavisencio (Cambridge), Curations of a Nepantlera: Kaleidoscopic Bodies, Minor Translations and Affective Becomings in Inés Estrada’s Impatience (2016)

Simon Dickel (Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen), Vitalizing AIDS-Activism

Robbie Mills (King’s College London), Regarding Those Other Activisms: Recuperative Historiographies and the Promise of Film Theory

Louisa Hann (Manchester), ‘If We Can’t Have a Conversation with Our Past, then What Will Be Our Future?’ HIV/AIDS, Queer Generationalism and Utopian Performatives in Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance

13.15 Lunch (Fellows’ Drawing Room)
14.15 Panel 3
  Religion, Spirituality and the Queer Body (Buckingham House Lecture Theatre) The Queer First Person (Buckingham House Seminar Room)
  Greg Salter (Birmingham), Rotimi Fani-Kayode, the Body and the Intimacy of Queer History

Toni R. Juncosa (Barcelona), ‘The Ashy Hallelujah of Knees’: From Queer Disorientation to Sexual Empowerment in Danez Smith’s Poetry

Rey Conquer (Oxford), ‘No One Gets Out of Here Alive’? Jesse Darling’s Queer Theology of Feeling

Sherilyn Hellberg (Berkeley), On the Bodily Education of Young Girls: Colette, Wedekind, Jaeggy

Jess Hannah (University College London), ‘Our Programme – Undo the Normative Conquest’: Representing Embodied Experience in Brigid Brophy’s In Transit

Kiersten van Vliet (McGill), ‘I put myself down in order to speak’: Humorous Self-Deprecation in Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette

15.45 Coffee (Buckingham House Foyer)
16.15 Panel 4 (Buckingham House Lecture Theatre)
Feeling in Public: Visibility and Privacy

Kyle Frackman (British Columbia), The Orientation of the Living Room: Queer Eroticism and Political Critique within East German Domestic Spaces

Alisa Kronberger (Marburg), Æffects in Queer New Media Art: A New Materialistic Approach to the Alphabet of Feeling Bad

Lawrence Alexander (Cambridge), Foundation, Gloss, Concealer: Make-Up and the Minoritarian Subject in Jennie Livingston’s Paris is Burning and Hito Steyerl’s How Not to Be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File

17.45 Break
18.00 Performances and Wine Reception: Queer Classicisms (Fellows’ Drawing Room)
Co-organised with the lgbtQ+@Cam Initiative and Andrew Webber (University of Cambridge Equality Champion)

Emma Johnson (London) and Evan Silver (Cambridge), Odd Odysseys: Queering the Classics

Naomi Woo (Cambridge) and Sophie Seita (Cambridge), Beethoven Was A Lesbian

20.30 Conference Dinner (The Brew House, Cambridge)

Friday 3 May

9.30 Keynote (Buckingham House Lecture Theatre)
Sara Ahmed
, Complaint as Queer Method
11.00 Coffee (Buckingham House Foyer)
11.30 Panel 5
  Embodied Queer Futures (Buckingham House Lecture Theatre) Contemporary Queer Intimacies (Buckingham House Seminar Room)
  Asilia Franklin-Phipps (City University of New York) and Laura Smithers (Old Dominion), The Potential of Despair: Queer Isolation and the Pedagogy of Cinema

Tyler Carson (Rutgers University – New Brunswick), Engendering the Anti-Social Thesis: The Queerness of Pregnancy in Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts

Simone Pfleger (Alberta), Queer Intimacies in Christoph Hochhäusler’s I Am Guilty (2005)

Kimberly A. Williams (Mount Royal), ‘We All Thought They Were Sisters’: The Invisibly Visible Lesbians of Broadchurch





Lunch (Fellows’ Drawing Room)

Art Tour (New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College)
Queer Aspects of the New Hall Art Collection

Performance: Queer Memories I (Buckingham House Lecture Theatre)

Wanja Kimani (SOAS), Expectations

14.30 Panel 6
  Sound and Sense (Buckingham House Lecture Theatre) Sensing and Disability Studies (Buckingham House Seminar Room)
Lloyd Whitesell (McGill), Mantles of Evil: Monstrosity as a Queer Aesthetic

Rachel Avery (McGill), A Queer Orientation to Pop: Song Form in the Music of Laura Nyro

Jacob Mallinson Bird (Oxford), Haptic Aurality: Touching the Voice in Drag Lip-Sync Performance

Benjamin Quarshie (Cambridge), Dedicated to the Kids on the Block: The Politics and Prosthetics of Glue in the Work of Pedro Lemebel and Victor Gaviria

Dávid Baqais (Central European University, Budapest), The Way He Looks: Tactility, Queerness and Blind Affect on Screen

Renee Dumaresque (York University, Canada), Queering Pain(ful) Perception: Sonic Materialism and the Unfolding of Cripped Gender(s)

16.00 Coffee (Buckingham House Foyer)
16.30 Panel 7 (Buckingham House Lecture Theatre)
Feeling Digitally

Kiona Hagen Niehaus (Goldsmiths, University of London), Digital Tools, Experiential Walls: Normative Limitations in 3D Human Figure Creation Tools

Lucas LaRochelle (Concordia), Queering the Map: Co-Creating an Archive of Queer Feeling

17.30 Performance: Queer Memories II (Buckingham House Lecture Theatre)

Alexandra Tálamo (New South Wales), Bodies that Remember: Postmemorial Performance and the Choreographies of Transfer

18.00 End of Conference