10 September 2014
Funeral Camp is an exploration of grief and humour through the media of video, performance and installation. This exhibition examines the relationships between death, humour, play and camp and how they relate to aspects of queer spirituality and to queer communities, The themes explored in this body of work include death, nature, culture, witchcraft, play, drag, sadness and glamour. Funeral Camp and the questions I pose are in part, a gay man’s perspective on having survived the AIDS epidemic. As part of my research on these topics I question if it is possible to express humour and grief simultaneously in a body of work. Can works of art be simultaneously camp and deeply emotional at the same time?
email@example.com / Memorials, monuments, museums, and public spaces “honor the memory” of people or events that have some claim to that space. In these myths that become spatial in the public realm, who is it that gets remembered? Certainly, these projects are important for the desire to pass along history and offer space to gather and contemplate. However, they are not without myriad problems. Rituals are not solely contemplative practice, they need action to transform. In mourning and memorial, we transform a sometimes painful past into a more positive future. Critique of these projects can only encourage better iterations in the future. This thesis will imagine a space meant to allow its occupants to live with this history with the goal of crafting a future through collaborative praxis. While ritual spaces have a long history and many forms, the museum and archive have evolved radically in their trajectories. Beginning with a temple or government plunder display and moving into the public education centers of contemporary times, museums now occupy both a public and private sphere. These spaces operate by telling stories about the public it seeks to serve and are prime locations to explore queer narratives. Further, the act of living with this history can blur the lines of public and private for the occupants. Through an exploration of what queer modes of display would be from material choice to the intended audience, the space itself can become an active participant in these narratives, bridging time and space towards a more nuanced understanding of queer lives. / 1 / Dana Elliot
Za rámec heteronormativního pojímání genderu a sexuality : queer jako identita, prostor a politická pozice / Beyond the heteronormative understanding of gender and sexualityJahodová, Dita January 2011 (has links)
This thesis presents the basic principles of the functioning of the heteronormative order: in what way heterosexuality is constructed as the norm and in what way it is maintained as such. The thesis simultaneously examines the possibilities of disrupting the heteronormative order, creating queer spaces, and defining the term queer and queer politics in the framework of a queer subculture. The aim of the research carried out within the thesis is to contribute to the visibility of queer subculture, present ways in which the term queer is used in queer subculture and show to what degree the examined queer subcultural spaces are created as open spaces and to whom they are accessible. In the Czech Republic the term queer is used as a synonym for LGBT identities or as an umbrella term for LGBTI people and activities. Nevertheless, as follows from the analysis of semi-structured interviews, the term queer can have even other meanings. It can express criticism of heteronormativity, homonormativity, mainstream LGBT politics and culture, and the attempt to overcome the norms connected with gender and sexuality. In this regard, the term queer can refer not only to an identity and also to a political position. The interweaving of queer and feminist theory can be inspiring not only for the development of gender...
Investigando resistências à educação sexual : considerações psicanalíticas e queer a partir de escritos de Deborah Britzman /Rodrigues, Gelberton Vieira. January 2017 (has links)
Orientador(a): Patricia Porchat Pereira da Silva Knudsen / Banca: Larissa Maués Pelúcio Silva / Banca: Thamy Claude Ayouch / Resumo: Ainda que o debate sobre as relações entre educação e sexualidade venha se ampliando nos últimos anos no contexto brasileiro, é notável com o aumento de situações que envolvem aviltamentos à realização da educação sexual nas escolas, que também as resistências a esse debate acompanhem sua ampliação. Para a psicanálise, a emergência de resistências subjetivas se dá quando o movimento das ideias e dos afetos entram em conflito. Quando relacionadas à educação sexual, estas resistências podem ser representadas, sobretudo, pelo pânico moral decorrente de construções discursivas que associam este campo a uma prática pedagógica "perigosa" que supostamente teria o poder de produzir sujeitos desviantes dos ideais heteronormativos de gênero e de sexualidade. Nesta pesquisa, de caráter bibliográfico-investigativo, reconhecendo a importância de compreender este fenômeno para além de seu aparente essencialismo e pondo em questão, através da psicanálise, aquilo que as próprias resistências podem elucidar sobre aqueles que resistem e sobre aquilo que desperta resistências, busca-se identificar e problematizar diferentes modos de se resistir a modelos "normativos", "críticos" e "pós-identitários" de educação sexual. A obra da psicanalista estadunidense Deborah Britzman, na medida em que oferece subsídios para o alcance do objetivo geral da pesquisa de investigar mecanismos psíquicos envolvidos nas resistências à educação sexual, torna-se a base deste trabalho. Articulando escritos selecionad... (Resumo completo, clicar acesso eletrônico abaixo) / Abstract: Although the debate about the approach between education and sexuality has been growing in recent years in the Brazilian context, it is remarkable that also situations that involve criticisms to the realization of sex education in schools have been growing as well. So, the resistances to this debate also have been accompanying its expansion. For psychoanalysis, the emergence of subjective resistance occurs when the movement of ideas and affects come into conflict. When related to sex education, these resistances can be represented, above all, by the moral panic arising from discursive constructions that associate this educational field with a "dangerous" pedagogical practice that supposedly would have the power to produce deviant subjects from heteronormative ideals of gender and sexuality. In this bibliographical-investigative research, recognizing the importance of understanding this phenomenon beyond its essentialist appearance and calling into question, through psychoanalysis, what resistance itself can elucidate about those who resist and about that which arouses resistance, the aim is to identify and to problematize different ways of resisting "normative", "critical" and "post-identitary" sex education models. Therefore, the work of the North-American psychoanalyst Deborah Britzman becomes the basis of this work since it provides support to achieve the research's general purpose which is to investigate psychic mechanisms involved in resistances to sex education. Articul... (Complete abstract click electronic access below) / Mestre
Lundgren Kleman, Annie
A carnival can not be stopped! A design pedagogical study of children and norms In Basel, the only Protestant carnival in Europe takes place. The carnival is called Fasnacht. For three days, there is a wild and uninhibited play with tradition, crossing borders and social criticism. The aim of this thesis is to expand the understanding of the concept of the carnival, and how to use it for an educational purpose. Three children from Basel have been involved in an workshop where they designed and talked about norms and power structures through the carnivalesque principle. The study is based on the questions: How can you use the carnival as a starting point for designing and talking about norms and power structures together with children? And; How can the design process support such a project? To spot this, I made arrangements for a design educational project. Based on the carnival and through the design educational project, the three children got the opportunity to let Barbie dolls go on their own carnival. The methods underlying the project is transforming design and a concept the pedagogue Paulo Friere called a Visual Voice. The workshop with the Barbie dolls became the children's visual voice - a designed figure that the children could talk about, and reflect about how they for example create their gender identity, and why the colour pink is a girl colour. During the project, the empirical material was collected in the form of field notes, log books, photographs and the children's self-designed Barbie dolls. The empirical data were then analysed and interpreted through a queer theory and by Mikhail Bakhtin's carnivalesque concepts. The study also opinions that children's play is an important factor for children's learning, and the children's play is later discussed through the carnevalesque principle. The study is portrayed at Konstfack, in the room Biblioteksgången, between 2014-01-13 and 2014 - 01-17. The artistic representation tries to highlight the children's experience of the carnival, my experience of Switzerland, and show something I found in the study, namely that the colour pink is loaded with various notions that can be linked to girls' identity..
Syftet med denna studie har varit att undersöka hur museipedagoger på Evolutionsmuseet i Uppsala könar utställningar i samband med visningar för barn. Jag har även undersökt på vilket sätt de könar dinosaurierna och djuren. Detta har dokumenterats med hjälp av anteckningar och ljudinspelningar, som sedan har bearbetats och gått igenom. De metoder som använts har varit observationer med utgångspunkt inom queerteori och sociokulturellt perspektiv. Observationerna visade att museipedagogerna hade goda kunskaper om genus och könade inte föremålen på utställningen någon gång. Med detta arbete vill jag ge en bild av hur museipedagogers arbete med barn kan te sig, samt få upp andras ögon för hur givande och lärande det är att gå på museum tillsammans med en barngrupp. / Kulturarvet som högskolepedagogisk resurs vid Uppsala Universitet
2014 June 1900
Pacifique is a novel of trauma and recovery set in contemporary Victoria, British Columbia. Tia, the protagonist, meets Pacifique one cold February evening. Five sex- and passion-fueled nights later, a bike ride ends with Tia's head colliding with concrete. When she wakes, Pacifique is gone. Worse, it's unclear whether Pacifique ever existed in the first place. Driven mad in the search for a woman who may be a figment of her imagination, Tia is institutionalized in a psychiatric ward. The doctors tell her she is suffering from head-injury induced psychosis; her fellow patients—including Andrew, a man with schizophrenia—urge her to forget Pacifique. Told in chapters alternating between Tia's and Andrew's points of view, the novel keeps readers asking: is Pacifique real? The novel examines notions of credibility and truth: whom to believe? The medical establishment or the “patients”? The novel also examines how behaviour outside the heteronormative—particularly “obsessive” behaviour or “fantasies”—are pathologized in our culture. Fundamentally, the novel is a story about the thin veil between fantasy and reality, about the choices we make to be happy—and how these choices cannot always coexist. Inspired by Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, Holly Luhning’s Quiver and Susanna Kaysen’s Girl, Interrupted, Pacifique can be situated within the psychological thriller genre in the way it plays with the notion of reality and alternate realities.
Despite traversing the fine line between homosocial and homosexual (Brooker, 2000) in his controversial text Seduction of the Innocent, Fredric Wertham's (1954) description of Batman and Robin as a 'wish dream of two homosexuals living together' (Lendrum, 2004, p.70) represents one of the first published queer readings of superhero characters. This text can also be interpreted as the commencement of, and subsequent intense interest in the way superhero characters often portray a 'camp' sensibility (Medhurst, 1991) representative of a queer performative identity (Butler, 1993). This is most evident today within comic book fan-communities online where the sexual identity of popular superheroes are continuously explored and debated in discussion forums and expressed through the production of slash fiction and queer-themed fan art. Indeed, the ambiguity inherent in superhero comics has traditionally allowed and encouraged fans to operate as 'textual poachers' (Jenkins, 1992) appropriating these texts for their own means. Today, however, there exist a new generation of comic book superheroes, in the form of the Young Avengers, Uncanny X-Men and The Authority, which contain established 'out' gay characters. This paper will examine the implications of these series on the practice of fandom by analyzing fan reactions and responses to the manner in which the industry has opted to present a gay relationship between its superhero characters Wiccan and Hulkling and, Apollo and The Midnighter. The meaning of the shift from the 'implied' to 'actual' is examined in terms of fans' acceptance, resistance and desire to further appropriate the text.
Yablecki, Katie Angeline
15 January 2014
The main purpose of this thesis is to present and highlight the radical potential in the work of Carson McCullers, primarily through an examination of her representation of young, queer individuals. This thesis argues that McCullers forces her readers to re-think the categories of “child” and “adult” through her creation of ambiguously gendered, sexual child characters.
Williams, Sidney Monroe
16 February 2015
This qualitative study reflects on my experiences as a queer pedagogue developing a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered/Transsexual, Questioning/Queer, and Ally (LGBTQA) youth theatre ensemble, Outside the Lines. Through the analysis of my pedagogy and the pedagogy of three practitioners affiliated with the Pride Youth Theatre Alliance, I explore how my queer culture, language, expression and politics influence my Applied Drama & Theatre practice within educational and community spaces. It is hoped that by inviting other practitioners and allies into my process this document will generate constructive dialogue around queer pedagogy and its fluid performance. Furthermore, this document aims to serve as a reference for future practitioners that work with queer youth and in queer spaces. / text
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