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Queer Theory Study Group Readings and Resources

Suggestions for Forthcoming sessions

  • Judith Butler
  • film showing of Paris is Burning (Jennie Livingstone)
  • some aspect of HIV-AIDS Studies. Possibly patient activism or the history of safer sex campaigns.
  • politics of gay marriage
  • queer sexuality and psychoanalysis (possibly the 2001 Dean and Lane collection on 'Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis')



Adelman, Lee (2004) 'No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive' (Durham, Duke University Pres.

Dollimore, Jonathan (2001) ‘Too Hot for Yale? The Challenge of Queer Theory’, in Sex, Literature and Censorship (Cambridge, Polity).

Ferguson, Rod (2004) Aberrations in Black: Towards a Queer of Color Critique, University of Minnesota Press

Halberstam, Judith (2008) 'The Anti-Social turn in Queer Studies', Journal of Graduate Studies, 5 (2): 140-156, available online at

Love, Heather (2007) Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer Theory, London, Harvard University Press

Sedgwick, Eve (2003) ‘Paranoid Reading and Reparative Reading’, in Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity (Durham NC, Duke University Press).

Sinfield, Alan (2005) 'Art as Cultural Production' in Cultural Politics Queer Reading (London: Routledge) 2nd edition.