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QSC newsletter 2021

  • 12 May 2021 10:43 AM
    Message # 10473080
    Sergio Rigoletto (Administrator)

    Queer Studies Caucus

    Newsletter– May 2021

    Carissim* queerist* & allies,

    The 2021 AAIS conference is fast approaching (May 28th – June 6th). In preparation for this important annual event, we would like to share some news.


    The annual meeting of the Queer Studies Caucus (QSC) will take place on the first day of the conference: Friday May 28 @2pm-3pm (EST). The meeting will be an opportunity for us to talk about the present and the future of the caucus, while also honoring its past. .


    This year, the QSC is proud to be the co-sponsor of two keynote addresses:


    Representatives of the Non Una di Meno collective: “Non Una di Meno: pratiche e immaginari della marea femminista in Italia / Non Una di Meno: practices and imaginaries of the feminist tide in Italy”

    Tuesday June 1 at 12:00pm


    Prof. Shelleen Greene (University of California, Los Angeles): “Black Feminist Thought and the Archives of Italian Cinema”

    Thursday June 3 at 12:00pm


    This year, the QSC will cover the conference registration costs for the contingent faculty, the graduate students and the independent scholars who will speak on the caucus-sponsored sessions.


    Our Caucus is able to subsidize these activities only thanks to the donations that we receive from members. If you are able to help us, please consider making a donation:


    We invite you to support our fellow queerist* by attending the following QSC-sponsored sessions:


    • 1)   Thursday June 3, @4.00pm-5.00pm

    P41 - Intersectional analysis and Italian Studies

    Organizer: John Champagne (Penn State Erie)

    John Champagne(Penn State Erie) (CHAIR)
    Margherita Ganeri (Università della Calabria) (Respondent)

    John Champagne(Penn State Erie), "Intersectional Analysis and Gay White Male Cosmopolitanism"

    Christina Chalmers(New York University), "Inheritance as Origin and Intersection, between Italian Marxist Feminism and US Black Feminism"

    Alice Parrinello(St Cross College, University of Oxford), "Intersectional Analysis and Rome’s Piazza dei Cinquecento as a de-normativised lieu de memoir"

    Beatrice Basile(University of Pennsylvania), "La mascolinità come strumento di controllo e oppressione sociale"



    • 2)   Saturday June 5, @10am-11am

    R23 - "Research Highlights in Film and Media Studies"

    Organizer and moderator: Sergio Rigoletto (University of Oregon)

    Dana Renga (Ohio State University), Sympathetic Perpetrators and Gay Confino

    Jonathan Mullins (Ohio State University), Queer ecology

    Dalila Missero (Oxford Brookes University), Feminist film cultures and other neglected spaces

    Laurenzo De Camilla (Online Content Creator and Influencer), Horror Cinema and the Queer Aftermath of a PhD in Italian Film & Media Studies 

    Alessia Palanti (Columbia University), New Feminisms, Old Schisms and Alina Marazzi 

    Filippo Trentin (University of Pennsylvania), La dolce vita and the Ontology of the Couple  

    Lorenzo Fabbri (University of Minnesota), Ossessione and Queer Neorealism 



    • 3)   Saturday June 5, @4.00pm


    P63Before and after 1968: same-sex sexualities in 1950s and 1970s Italian Press

    Organizer: Alessio Ponzio (University of Saskatchewan) 

    Matthew Zundel (New York University) (CHAIR)

    Alessio Ponzio (University of Saskatchewan), “Scienza e sessualità, Problemi sessuali, and Sesso e libertà: (Homo)sexual Education for the Masses in 1950s Italy”

    Dario Pasquini (Independent Scholar), “Homosexual real-men vs. unworthy queers. Emotions and discourses on masculinity in the homophile magazines Homo and con Noi (1971-1975)”


    All the best,


    Sergio, John and Matteo (the organizing committee)



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