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Heather Love

Queer Description

Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:00am

Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

The workshop will be about description; please prepare for it by practicing description. Bring a ~500-word description of an artifact, event, interaction, representation, or other object or material you are working with in your research. In the workshop, we will share our descriptions with each other. We will also discuss protocols of description; description v. interpretation, argument, and evaluation; “situated knowledges” and the problem of perspective; how to capture the agency of objects; and what makes for an effective description. As much as possible, set these questions aside in writing for the workshop in order to focus on the description (and the object) itself.”

Heather Love is Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Study of Gender and Sexuality and 3CT.