Here at Jotwell, McGill’s Robert Leckey has reviewed London based writer and UCL-affiliated Yuvraj Joshi’s Respectable Queerness.
On Joshi’s reading, and it is a fair one, the push for same-sex marriage has proceeded less by demanding respect than by attempting to demonstrate gay men’s and lesbians’ respectability. The agency associated with respectability is a key analytical insight: while assimilation refers to pressures imposed by the mainstream, respectability gestures to efforts made by gay men and lesbians to remake themselves as worthy of recognition. Think of the factual accounts of model plaintiffs advanced to courts in same-sex marriage litigation, which were advanced More >
I’ve been neglecting the blogging, again in favour of easy but less satisfying tweets. Here is a small round up of reading material, for reading week, which at Osgoode is… next week.
First, this (which is from twitter, so sorry for duplication): 17 Essays by Female Writers That Everyone Should Read buff.ly/14OeowT what a treasure trove this is. Incls 1 law prof, Ruthann Robson (a piece that is already on at least one Canadian law school syllabus that I know of). The list is very america-centric, but it is still a list of 17 essays you might like. And of More >
Strengthening Canada’s Research Capacity: The Gender Dimension: Report of the Expert Panel on Women in University Research
The York University Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation is hosting a Discussion Forum on the Report “Strengthening Canada’s Research Capacity: The Gender Dimension: Report of the Expert Panel on Women in University Research”. Learn more about this report by the Canadian Council of Academies panel, chaired by Dr. Marsden, on the factors that influence the university research careers of women. And join a discussion facilitated by Associate Vice-President Research Lisa Philipps. The report can be found online here.
With keynote speaker Lorna Marsden, President Emeritus and Professor, York University Monday, February 11, 2013 10:00 am – 11:30 am Room More >
Anthropologist Mayanthi Fernando from UC Santa Cruz gave a very interesting and very well attended talk as part of the Law Religion and Social Thought symposium today (check the website later for the tape, if you missed the talk).
The paper explored tensions in the way that liberal republican France situates and interrogates Muslim women in terms of their religion and their sexuality – both areas typically placed by liberal thought into the “private” arena. I’m worried about doing it justice so will say only that it will be forthcoming in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 2014 (speaking of, have More >