A Celebration of Sam See’s “Queer Natures, Queer Mythologies”

Event time: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 4:30pm
Event description: 

Please join us for a celebration of Sam See and the posthumous publication of his work Queer Natures, Queer Mythologies (Fordham 2020). Guest speakers include Christopher Looby (UCLA), Michael North (UCLA), Merve Emre (Oxford University), Wendy Moffat (Dickinson College), and Kate Marshall (Notre Dame).

Queer Natures, Queer Mythologies collects in two parts the scholarly work—both published and unpublished—that Sam See had completed as of his death in 2013.

In Part I, in a thorough reading of Darwin, See argues that nature is constantly and aimlessly variable, and that nature itself might be considered queer. In Part II, See proposes that, understood as queer in this way, nature might be made the foundational myth for the building of queer communities.

With essays by Scott Herring, Heather Love, and Wendy Moffat.