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Annual Public Lecture Series:

Introduction to Queer Theory @Komaba

 
IQT@Komaba project aims at:
1. Sharing with the public the findings and discussions in the field of queer studies;
2. Further developing and improving the queer studies’ research and education relevant to the needs of the public.
The project has organized six lectures every autumn since its launch in 2010.
Details of the 2017 IQT@Komaba lecture series will be announced in September.
 


Latest Updates (Mostly in Japanese)

 

1. Outline and Objective


IQT@Komaba

 

Mutual Sharing of Scholarly Findings and Public Needs

Audience:Access to scholarly findings and discussions; participation in creation of discussion space

Postgraduate Student (Lecturer):Access to public needs and opinions; Training opportunity for the future career in education; Academic training to contextualize and describe their research in relation to the preceding literature

Supervising Academic:Access to public expectation for queer studies in Japan; Testing and improving the mode of queer pedagogy

Distinctive Features

Mutual education:Connecting scholarly findings with urgent and relevant issues in Japan through discussions involving audience, students(lecturer), and supervising academics.

Space sharing:Creating a local space where people get together and engage in duscussions

Organiser

2010〜2012 JSPS Kakenhi Grant Project Group “The Development of Queer Studies in Japan”

2013年〜 JSPS Kakenhi Grant Project Group “Establishing Queer Studies in Japan”

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2. IQT@Komaba 2017


Queer Reading of Art History: Theories and Practices of Images

Lecturer:HANDA, Yuri

Date:2017/10/25〜2018/1/10  Wed 19:30〜21:00

Location:University of Tokyo, Komaba Building 18

10/25 Introduction: What is Queer Theory?

11/08 Feminist “Deconstruction” of Art History

11/22 Subject, Desire and Representation:Image and Psychoanalysis

12/06 The Marked and the Visible:Politics of Visibility in the time of AIDS

12/20 Queer as a Style and Its Commodification: Development since the 1990s

01/10 “Female Artists”: Uncovering,Critiquing, and Standing in Solidarity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3. Past IQT@Komaba Lecture Series


IQT@Komaba 2016

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Queer Imagination/Creation of the World: Queer Theory as Hermeneutic Practice 

Lecturer:Stefan Würrer

Date:2016/11/09〜2017/1/18  Wed 19:30〜21:00

Location:University of Tokyo, Komaba Building 18

11/09 Introduction1: Queer, Queer Theory, and their Historical Conditions

11/23 Introduction2: Queer Critique and the Theoretical Background

12/07 Whose History, Whose Language?: The Questions of Cannon and Écriture Féminine

12/21 Epistemology of the Closet and the Ambivalence of Visibility

1/11 Performativity and the Violence of Representation

1/18 Parody, Fetishism, and Kusama Yayoi

 

 

 

 

 

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IQT@Komaba 2015

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Lesbian, Body, Queer: Rethinking the Politics of Solidarity

Lecturer:SASAKI, Yuko

Date:2015/10/28〜2016/1/6  Wed 19:30〜21:00

Location:University of Tokyo, Komaba Building 18

10/28 Introduction: Lesbians and the Queer Movement

11/11 HIV/AIDS and Female Bodies

11/25 (Queer?) Bodily Differences

12/09 Injuring Your Own Body

12/23 Flawless Bodies and the Monstrous

1/06 Unhappy Queer

 

 

 

 

 

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IQT@Komaba 2014

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Queer Ambivalence Toward Differences: Responding to the Other Side of Discourse

Lecturer:HANYU, Yuki

Date:2014/11/05〜2015/1/7  Wed 19:30〜21:00

Location:University of Tokyo, Komaba Building 18

11/05 Introduction: Difference and Border-Crossing, Solidarity and Severance

11/19 Historical Conditions of Queer Theory: History of Activism and History of Theory?

12/03 Compulsory Repetition and Citation of the Norm: Gender Performativity

12/17 The Lure of Essentialism?: Questioning the Frames of Recognition and Survival

1/07 The underlying of “Between Men”: Queer Reading as Critique

1/14 In the Name of the Liberal: Dangerous Relationship between Queer Theory and Neoliberalism

 

 

 

 

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IQT@Komaba 2013

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From the liberation to queer movement: Politics of Race, Nationalism and Sexuality

Lecturer: TAKAUCHI, Yuki

Date: 2013/10/16〜2014/1/8 Wed 19:30〜21:00

Location: University of Tokyo, Komaba Building 18

10/16 Introduction

10/30 Pre-WWII: Invention of homosexual category

11/13 1950s: Homophile movement

11/27 1970s: Gay liberation movement

12/11 1980s: AIDS activism

1/8      9.11 and LGBT movement:Homonormativity and homonatinoalism

 

 

IQT@Komaba 2013 pre-series event: Film screening of UNITED IN ANGER and post-screening talk

10/5 14:00-17:30 @ University of Tokyo, Komaba Building 18

Guests
Prof. Kanno Yuka(Queer Theory、Film Studies)
Takauchi Yuki(American History, Queer Studies)

Moderator Shimizu Akiko(Feminist and Queer Theory)

Organiser: JSPS Kakenhi Grant Project Group “Establishing Queer Studies in Japan”、連連影展FAV

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IQT@Komaba2012

12年公開講座ポスター のコピー

 

The “I” that is beyond my control:On queer survivability

Lecturer:IWAKAWA, Arisa

Date:2012/10/17〜2013/1/9 Wed 19:30〜21:00

Location:University of Tokyo, Komaba Building 18

10/17 Introduction: AIDS crisis and grievability

10/31 Proper expression of the “I”: Closet and coming-out

11/14 Wish to become the “I” that I wish to become: Performativity and compulsory repetition

11/28 The “I” that is seen ≠ the “I”: Development of trans-theories

12/12 Politics of injurability: Neoliberalism and the dependence on others

1/9 Conditions that enable the “I”: (Im)Possibility of border crossing

 

 

 

 

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IQT@Komaba 2011

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The Politics surrounding Queer Visibility

Lecturer:ISERI, Makiko

Date:2011/10/19〜2012/1/9 Wed 19:30〜21:00

Location:University of Tokyo, Komaba Building 18

10/19 Introduction

11/2   Silence=Death: AIDS crisis and drag

11/16 Invisible differences: Femme lesbians and transsexuals

11/30 What is the closet?: Passing and coming out

12/14  Choosing not to choose: Queer disability studies and privileged bodies

1/18   Female female impersonation:Commodification of “Gya-ru”s and homonormativity

 

 

 

 

 

 

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IQT@Komaba 2010

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Lecturer:KAWASAKA, Kazuyoshi

Date:2010/11/10〜2011/1/26 Wed 19:30〜21:00

Location:University of Tokyo, Komaba Building 18

11/10 Introduction

11/24 Dangerous relationship with the father: Psychoanalysis and the politics of interpretation

12/8   Foucault and AIDS crisis

12/22 Questioning heterosexuality: Judith Butler and Eve Sedgwick

1/12   Politics, Queer and “Touji-sha”: Sexuality studies in Japan

1/26   What does it mean to be “political” in contemporary society?: The development and task of queer studies

 

 

 

 

 

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