Seminar on Judith Butler

Seminar on Judith Butler – September 2008

The “Introduction to Judith Butler” seminar with Jenny Folsom was a well attended and exciting day.  We discussed how discourse is linked to power and desire; how bodies are always in a relationship to the Real; and how to make room for multiple sexualities, and how to look at gender as a vector of power rather than an identity. All this with plenty of discussion about intersections/contradictions with Lacanian and Freudian thought, and a long communal lunch where lively discussions continued.