Monday, May 19, 2008

Do Not Disturb: Temporarily Away in the Queer Future

Figure 1. Gerhard Richter, 5 Doors II (1967)

I will be gone for the next week, in Dublin and London, for two events that I am really excited about: an intensive two-day seminar on Sara Ahmed's Queer Phenomenology at University College Dublin, May 21st and 22nd, organized by Michael O'Rourke and Noreen Giffney [through The(e)ories: Advanced Seminars for Queer Research], for which I am a respondent:

Sexuality and Phenomenology: Reading Sara Ahmed's Queer Phenomenology

Since Sara Ahmed will be leading this seminar, I am equally thrilled and terrified. She will also be presenting a plenary paper, "On Being Directed: Promises, Happiness, Deviations," which I cannot wait to hear [and hopefully write about here].

Next up, at Kings College London, I will be participating in the 2nd International Workshop of the Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium, where I will be presenting the paper, "Queer Times, Queer Bodies, and the Erotics of a Nomadic Anglo-Saxon Studies." Basically, this workshop is bringing together almost of my heroines in Old English studies, and therefore it is like I dreamed it up and then inserted myself into it as a rogue element. I can't wait. The full line-up is here:

Anglo-Saxon Futures 2: About Time

Wish me luck, and I'll save my airline peanuts for you. You know you want them. You do.


Jeffrey Cohen said...

Good luck!

Mary Kate Hurley said...

Good luck indeed!

I'm insanely jealous you get to be at the Futures conference...please give my best to everyone, and I can't wait to hear about it :)

Eileen Joy said...

Mary Kate: if you could be there, this workshop would be so great. It's simply not fair!

Jeffrey: thanks!

Karl Steel said...

I'm going to wish you trouble and fun (a kind of luck) instead: happy adventures!

hd said...

Oh wow--this looks so cool. I'm jealous. Enjoy!

p.s. could you save the mini pretzels for me, too?

Eileen Joy said...

hd: the mini-pretzels are now in my Strand book bag, and I'm saving them for you. If you think I'm kidding, I'm not.