UCLA talk “Mad for Foucault: Rethinking the Foundations of Queer Theory”


If you’re in the LA area on November 6, 2008.

The Center for the Study of Women and The Department of French & Francophone Studies present Mad for Foucault: Rethinking the Foundations of Queer Theory, a talk by Lynne Huffer.

Lynne Huffer is Professor and Chair of Women’s Studies at Emory University. She received her PhD in French literature from the University of Michigan in 1989, and taught at Yale University and Rice University before coming to Emory in 2005. Her fields of study include feminist theory; queer theory; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender studies; modern French and francophone literature; literary theory; and ethics. She is the author of Maternal Pasts, Feminist Futures: Nostalgia and the Question of Difference (Stanford UP, 1998), Another Colette: The Question of Gendered Writing (University of Michigan Press, 1992), and numerous articles on feminist theory, queer theory, and French literature. She is also the editor of a special issue of Yale French Studies: Another Look, Another Woman: Retranslations of French Feminisms (1995). Her presentation will focus on her most recent book, Mad for Foucault (Columbia UP, 2009, forthcoming), which reexamines queer theory through the lens of Michel Foucault’s History of Madness.

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