【座談】Chandan Reddy:自由的“親密性”

2017/04/21

時間:2017年4月27日(四)下午2:30-5:00

地點:中央大學文學院一館A116

講者:Chandan Reddy(Department of English/ Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, University of Washington)

主持:林建廷(中央大學英文系)

本場次以全英文演講

當代「自由」的定義和運作如何有賴於「親密」的概念?本次演講把 “親密性” 視為19世紀歐洲訴求中產階級自由與自由主義運動的文化產物,以便檢視現代人如何預設了親密與自由的關連,也將討論美國有色人種性少數激進運動為何主張“親密性”是異性戀用以規範與壓迫他者的手段。這些運動不只能讓我們看到異性戀親密關係本身的暴力壓迫,也能發掘現代自由概念中暴戾的一面。

How is the modern conception of freedom dependent upon notions of intimacy for its definition and functioning? By reviewing intimacy as a cultural artifact of the 19th century European movements for bourgeois freedom and liberalism, we will examine the interconnectedness of intimacy and freedom for modern peoples. We will then look at some radical movements by sexual minorities of color in the U.S. who argue that intimacy is a tactic of heterosexist and heteronormative oppression. Our analysis will suggest these movements have much to teach not just about the violence of heterosexual intimacy but also about the violence of modern freedom.

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2017/04/27

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