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Import - Export - Transport: Queer Theory, Queer Critique and Activism in Motion (conference, University of Vienna 28 - 30 April 2011)

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Lectures, Workshops, and more

The aim of this conference is to open up a space for dialogue between different methodological approaches, forms of activism, research fields and interests of the "import_export_transport" of queer theory, critique and activism.

Do queer theory and activism still have a radical potential within different spatial, cultural and socio-political contexts? The once derogatory term 'queer' is not only closely connected to the Anglo-American language but also to its socio-political context. Nevertheless, queer has travelled a lot since its emergence in the 1990s. But how and by whom was/is the term 'queer' appropriated and for which purposes, in which settings and locations – in academia as well as in activism and popular culture?

Lectures, panels, workshops, art exhibitions, and more take place at the campus of the University of Vienna.Friday's film-screening by FRAME_in (Schikaneder, Margaretenstraße 24, 1040 Vienna) and Saturday's farewell-party by Quote (Brut im Künstlerhaus, Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Vienna) as well as Thursday's Dj-line by HomoBiTrans* Collective (Marea Alta, Gumpendorferstraße 28, 1060 Vienna) are located off-Campus.

Gender Research Office, University of Vienna


University Campus
Spitalgasse 2-4
Vienna, 1090
48° 13' 1.0992" N, 16° 21' 5.3028" E
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LGBT and queer issues
Queer feminism
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Queer Theory
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04/28/2011 - 04/30/2011