Kompetenzzentrum Frauen in Wissenschaft und Forschung

Queer Death Studies – Analyzing and Resisting Necropower

Datum: 08.12.20

Ort: online

"The course gives an introduction to the emerging field of Queer Death Studies, its
critiques of necropowers, and its framings of resistances to current necropolitics,
moulded by neoliberal and extractivist capitalism and post/colonialism. It raises the
question: What does it mean to bring the notion of queering to bear on the analysis of
death, dying, mourning and afterlife in current political climates and contexts of crises?
In response, the course takes a point of departure in a broad conceptualization of
queering. This means that queer will be understood in its verbform, queering, which
refers to processes of undoing and unmaking of norms and structurally oppressive
societal normativities in a broad sense, which in the case of death, dying, mourning and
afterlife is related to clusters of intersecting necropowers. But it will also be emphasized
how such an understanding opens horizons towards politically much needed reflections
on resistance and reontologizations, based on entanglements of queering methodologies
with posthumanizing and decolonizing ones. The lectures will draw on different
analytical examples, focusing 1) on the issue of killability and disposable bodies related
to lab animals; 2) on bioart practices and the ways in which they call for reflections on
the non/living; 3) on viral ontologies and necropowers, related to the CoVid19 pandemic."

Deadline for applications:
September 20, 2020

Applications should be sent to:
InterGender Consortium Coordinator Edyta Just (edyta.just[at]liu.se)

Maximum number of participants: 20 participants

Organized by: InterGender, Consortium and Research School in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies and Linköping University, Sweden





Dezember 2020