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- We Have Never Been Queer: The Highs and Lows of Theories of Bodies, Subjects and Desire April 19, 2014Consider the following course that the Global Center for Advanced Studies is offering! Professors Beatriz Preciado (Testo Junkie) and J. Jack Halberstam (Gaga Feminism) will be teaching a seminar entitled, “We Have Never Been Queer: The Highs and Lows of Theories of Bodies, Subjects and Desire” (PARIS, France–September, 2014) [This seminar can also be takenRobyn
- Philosophy and Poetry of Difference March 9, 2014I’m lecturing at the University of San Francisco next month and I’ve been thinking about preparing my lecture–what things should be a part of it, what things shouldn’t, and what method the lecture should be delivered. I tend to spend a lot of time thinking about presentation and delivery before I actually sit down to […]Robyn
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- The Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium @ Drew February 24, 2014Here’s my Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium paper as a Wordle. I present the paper next month at Drew Theological School. I’m very excited about this opportunity to be a part of the TTC, the papers I will hear, and the new collegial relationships that will be formed! I am also grateful that I have continued to […]Robyn
- EXPLAINING NONRELIGION AND SECULARITY IN THE U.S. AND BEYOND February 18, 2014Call for Papers| 19-20 November 2014, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA EXPLAINING NONRELIGION AND SECULARITY IN THE U.S. AND BEYOND Conveners: Ryan Cragun (firstname.lastname@example.org), Christel Manning (email@example.com), and Phil Zuckerman (firstname.lastname@example.org) Keynote speakers: Professor Darren Sherkat (SociolRobyn
- Seeking Participants for 2015 MLA Panel “Queer Ethics” February 15, 2014Please see the following message about an MLA panel on “Queer Ethics.” I am seeking participants for a 2015 MLA panel “Queer Ethics.” Exciting news: Lynne Huffer has agreed to be a respondent if the panel is accepted! Here is the CFP: In “Mad for Foucault” (2010) and “Are the Lips a Grave?”” (2013) Lynne Huffer challenges […]Robyn
- The Future or Death of Religion January 29, 2014An Interfaith Discussion about the Future or Death of Religion, hosted by Mark W. Gura. With the turn of the new year and recent depictions of religion in the media, many are asking where religion is heading in 2014. The Rise of the Nones, the recent Pew Study on Religious Hostility, Pope Francis, and current […]Robyn
- AnaLouise Keating interviewed on ‘Against the Grain’ January 28, 2014If you’re looking for a great interview, please consider this one! My friend, mentor, and thinking comadre Dr. AnaLouise Keating, talks about post-oppositional politics, among other things! It’s very good! Keating talks about this bridge called my back, this bridge we call home, and her latest book: Transformation Now!: Toward a Post-Oppositional PoliRobyn
- A Point of Departure January 26, 2014I have been busy working on the dissertation & a few other writing projects. These things have kept me away from blogging on a regular basis. I remember when I first started my Ph.D. program & I would blog on a regular basis. I would blog about what I was reading or thinking. That has […]Robyn
- WATER’s Feminist Conversations in Religion Series Presents “Talking Taboo” December 30, 2013WATER’s Feminist Conversations in Religion Series Presents “Talking Taboo” Part One An hour-long teleconference with Robyn Henderson Espinoza Erin Lane Enuma C. Okoro Wednesday, January 8, 2013 1 pm – 2 pm EST The book, Talking Taboo, edited by Erin Lane and Enuma Okoro, is creating lots of conversation. WATER is excited to feature two […]Robyn
- We Have Never Been Queer: The Highs and Lows of Theories of Bodies, Subjects and Desire April 19, 2014
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