The U-M Modernist Studies Workshop Presents: Sexual Modernities, a graduate conference

Participants : 
  • David Halperin, Professor of the History and Theory of Sexuality, English Language and Literature, Women's Studies, and Classical Studies, University of Michigan 
  • Benjamin Kahan, Associate Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies, Louisiana State University 
  • Helmut Puff, Professor of History, Germanic Languages and Literatures, Women's Studies, University of Michigan 
Event Date: 
March 15, 2019
Event Time: 
3222 Angell Hall

This three-day interdisciplinary conference, featuring invited scholars and graduate student panels, aims to generate collegial scholarly conversation around the intersections of sexuality and modernity. The conference is being organized by the U-M Modernist Studies Workshop. Attendance is free and open to the public.

  • 9:00 a.m. grad panel: Biopolitical Assemblages and the Body
  • 10:30 a.m. grad panel: Queer Modernist Poetics
  • 1:00 p.m. rountable: Foucault's Impact on Sexuality Studies with David Halperin, Benjamin Kahan, and Helmut Puff. 
  • 2:30 p.m. grad panel: Trans/national and Diasporic Queer Subjectivities 
  • 4:30 p.m. keynote: Benjamin Kahan (Louisiana State University) "The Sexuality of Philosophy" in Angell Hall 3154

Supported by: Rackham Graduate School, Lesbian-Gay-Queer Research Initiative (LGQRI), Critical Contemporary Studies, and U-M Departments of Anthropology, English, History, History of Art, Romance Languages and Literatures, and Women's Studies.