28/04/2015 | Writer: Kaos GL

Canadian academic Sheila L. Cavanagh will focus on queer pedagogy, activism, theater based education and politics at the 10th International Anti-Homophobia Meeting.

‘Queer Bathroom Stories’ to be told in Ankara Kaos GL - News Portal for LGBTI+
Canadian academic Sheila L. Cavanagh will focus on queer pedagogy, activism, theater based education and politics at the 10th International Anti-Homophobia Meeting.
 
Associate Professor in Sociology at York University Sheila L. Cavanagh will give a speech on May 17 as part of the Kaos GL Association’s 10th International Anti-Homophobia Meeting in Ankara.
 
Cavanagh invites us to consider how sex segregated designs function to discipline ways of being gendered at odds with heteronormative body-politics while, also, providing opportunities for queer and trans-counter cultural politics:
 
Queer Bathroom Stories (QBS) is a pedagogical play about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) experiences in Canada’s gendered public facilities. It is based on 100 interviews I conducted for Queering Bathrooms: Gender, Sexuality and the Hygienic Imagination (2010) the book. 
 
Queer pedagogies of performance
 
QBS is inspired by the fascinating stories interviewees told about their experiences in bathrooms.  The stories reveal transphobic exclusion and homophobia as they also reveal instances of love, Eros and ethical recognition. Three actors play 72 characters who are composites culled from actual interviews.
 
The archive of intimate stories, in QBS, are composites of individual stories along with shared experiences emerging in the data set. 
 
This presentation focuses on the relationship between queer pedagogy, LGBTQ activism, theatre based education and politics.  Questions of LGBTQ representation and audience reception are central. The queer pedagogy of performance, enacted in QBS, invites us to consider how sex segregated designs function to discipline ways of being gendered at odds with heteronormative body-politics while, also, providing opportunities for queer and trans-counter cultural politics. 
 
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