On Wednesday 22 June, we will continue the semi-public sessions of our ongoing Reading Group, which is currently focused on the field of research of Edition VI – Event and Duration (2015–2016).
For this fourth meeting, we will read an essay by the scholar in American literature, and gender, sexuality, and queer studies, Elizabeth Freeman, entitled ‘Time Binds, or, Erotohistoriography’ from her book, Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories (2010). In the essay, Freeman outlines her concept of ‘erotohistoriography’ as a mode of historicizing that not only recognizes temporality’s non-linear and omni-directional character but also takes bodies and pleasures into account. The reading of Freeman’s text follows on from our last reading group and the discussion that arose around the instruments we have to measure time.
Alongside this, we will also read Coming After: queer time, arriving too late and the spectre of the recent past, a text by the curator Jon Davies that accompanied his eponymous exhibition of the same name at The Power Plant, Toronto in the winter of 2011-2012. The text comes from the Toronto Reading Group’s current reading list.
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