Queering Religion and Nature

Beyond "Gay Marriage" and Other Political Stalemates

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009
4:00-5:30pm
Large Conference Room, 10th Floor
73 Tremont Street



Suffolk University's Department of Philosophy announces "Queering Religion and Nature: Beyond "Gay Marriage" and Other Political Stalemates," a lecture by Whitney Bauman, Ph.D., Florida International University, Miami. 

Both 'religion' and 'nature' are often used to end dialogues in the name of what is 'right' or 'natural.'  That is, religious belief or what is 'natural' or 'unnatural' often serve as justifications for making political decisions surrounding issues such as gay marriage.  This lecture argues that both nature and religion (in this context, Christianity) are always and already too queer to provide such foundational claims for politics, whether 'right' or 'left.'  Rather than entering the political realm as 'conversation stoppers,' this lecture will argue that language about 'religion' and 'nature' are sites for transgressing identity politics and thus re-politicizing language about nature and belief.   

 

For more information, contact James Haag, Ph.D., in the Philosophy Department: jhaag@suffolk.edu

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