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Political Theory Workshop: “The Use of Love” by Lida Maxwell

May 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Speaker:  Lida Maxwell, Boston University

Title:  The Use of Love

Topic:  PT Workshop

Time:  Friday, May 21st; 4:00pm PST

 

*Please note that the attached chapter is from Professor Maxwell’s book project on queer love*

 

ZOOM LINK:

https://ucla.zoom.us/j/8217815316?pwd=dlU4enhrUTVBOVFSUFhRamJsd2dwdz09

 

Meeting ID:  821 781 5316

Passcode:  4289

 

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+12133388477,,8217815316#,,,,,,0#,,4289# US (Los Angeles)

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The password-protected paper is both attached and available on the PT website at

https://polisci.ucla.edu/events/workshops/political-theory-workshop

 

The password is (case-sensitive) UCLAtheory

 

Abstract:

This chapter of my book project, “Queer Love,” examines how the experience of queer love puts normal “uses” of love into question, and reframes the nature of “use” – of objects, people, non-human nature, institutions etc. – for queer lovers more generally. The chapter focuses on the relationship between Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman, as well as Audre Lorde’s account of the erotic, while also examining some of Carson’s early writings while she worked at the Department of the Interior. A central claim of the chapter is that the use of love and the use of non-human nature are connected, and that when queer love puts the nature of “use” into question, this happens in part through unfamiliar uses of non-human nature.

Details

Date:
May 21
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Venue

Los Angeles, CA United States

Organizer

Belinda Sunnu
Phone:
(310)206-7558
Email:
bsunnu@polisci.ucla.edu

Details

Date:
May 21
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Venue

Los Angeles, CA United States

Organizer

Belinda Sunnu
Phone:
(310)206-7558
Email:
bsunnu@polisci.ucla.edu