Radical Reasoning

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Radical Reasoning | Black Queer Diaspora, Place and Politics

Friday 2 February 2024, 1pm - 2pm

Radcliffe Humanities Building 

All welcome


Join us for our discussion group, Radical Reasoning, of the Hilary term. This week, we will be critically analysing the subjectivities of Blackness and Queerness, discussing praxis, expression, and re-imaginings.

We ask attendees to consider the main readings. Anyone who wishes to expand upon their understanding is welcome to consider the further readings provided. Regardless of the extent to which you engage with these chosen readings, we welcome anyone who is interested to attend the discussion group.


Main Readings

Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley, ‘Black Atlantic, Queer Atlantic: Queer Imaginings of the Middle Passage’, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 14:2-2 (2008), pp.191 - 215.

Ajamu X, Topher Campbell, Mary Stevens, ‘Love and Lubrication in the Archives, or rukus!: A Black Queer Archive for the United Kingdom’, Archivaria 68 (2009), pp. 271 - 294.


Further Readings

Rinaldo Walcott, ‘Outside in Black Studies: Reading from a Queer Place in the Diaspora’, in E. Patrick Johnson and Mae G. Henderson (eds.) Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology, (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2005).


‘Introducing Black and Gay, and Back in the Day’ Black and Gay, and Back in the Day podcast (September 2022) 2 min 53 seconds. SpotifyApple PodcastsPocket Casts.

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Part of the Race and Resistance Research Hub events.