Getting Disciplined: A Conversation with Cáel Keegan

October 14, 2022 at 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.

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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.

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This hybrid event will be held in person and via Zoom. RSVP above to receive link.

The Feminist Media Studio is located on the second floor of the Communications and Journalism (CJ) building on the Loyola Campus which can be accessed via an outdoor staircase or ramped entrance. The second floor can then be reached by indoor stairs or elevator. The lab door opens outward into a hallway with a key card entry (restricted to active FMS members).

Inside the lab there is a lounge area with low seating, a narrow kitchenette that may be difficult to navigate with a wheelchair or walker, a large conference room with sliding barn doors, moveable tables and chair seating, the technician’s office which requires key-access, and a production studio which requires key access and features a small sound booth, with a raised floor.