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Queer Politics of Post-Enlightenment

Kulpa, Roberto

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Abstract

This invited presentation reflected on the contemporary queer studies and the geo-temporal ‘unsettlement’ of Central and Eastern Europe in the occidental (and occidentalist) imaginary.

Dr Kulpa pointed to the uncanny possibilities for queer studies emerging from the Central-Eastern European position of ‘inbetweenness’ the Occident and the Orient. He reflected on the role and place of The Enlightenment and the continuation of ‘coloniality of knowledge’ (Quijano) in LGBTIQ+ activism, pondering structural limitations of this dominant paradigmatic frameworks.

The invitation was part of the international seminar: "Working transnationally beyond comparative hierarchies. Exploring relationalities, solidarities and changing conditions in transnational research and pedagogies", Lund University, Sweden.

Presentation Conference Type Presentation / Talk
Conference Name Working transnationally beyond comparative hierarchies: Exploring relationalities, solidarities and changing conditions in transnational research and pedagogies
Start Date Dec 1, 2021
End Date Dec 3, 2021
Deposit Date Dec 25, 2022
Keywords Queer Politics; Post-Enlightenment; LGBTIQ activism; Central and Eastern Europe; decolonial knowledge
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2993972