Getting Disciplined: A Conversation with Cáel Keegan

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October 14, 2022
Time: 12:00-1:30pm

Feminist Media Studio CJ Building, Room 2.130 Concordia University 7141 Sherbrooke W Montreal (Qc)

This seminar will consist of a discussion with Cáel Keegan about the article “Getting Disciplined: What’s Trans* About Queer Studies Now?”  The article maps the epistemological terrain trains* studies may face as it is incorporated into queer studies programs, often housed within women’s studies departments. In the context of the professionalization of queer and women’s studies, trans* studies may find itself heard as an epistemic blockage, a distraction from proper objects, and a hindrance to customary methods, that must be disciplined. To RSVP for the seminar and receive a copy of the reading <here>.

Cáel M. Keegan is incoming Associate Professor of Critical Sexuality Studies and Film/Media at Concordia University. He is author of Lana and Lilly Wachowski: Sensing Transgender and co-editor of Somatechnics 8.1 and the JCMS In Focus, “Transing Cinema and Media Studies.” His writing has also appeared in Genders, Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture, Transgender Studies Quarterly, Mediekultur, The Journal of Homosexuality, The Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, Film Quarterly, and FLOW. Currently, he is special editor for Arts and Culture at Transgender Studies Quarterly.

Also join us on October 13th from 5:30-7:30pm at Milieux Institute for the lecture, My Trans Barbie Dream House: Media Fantasies of Bad Gender Play.