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Theorizing at Rowan: Christopher Breu, "Gender's Ascent and the Decline of Sex"

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The Department of Philosophy and World Religions is pleased to announce the return of our Theorizing at Rowan lecture series.

Our first event will be Wednesday October 13, at 5 pm.  Christopher Breu  (English, Illinois State University), will present a talk entitled “Gender’s Ascent and the Decline of Sex.” 

Prof. Breu has provided the following abstract for his presentation: “Drawing on recent work in intersex, trans, and queer theory, this talk will chart the ascendance of gender and the decline of sex as concepts by which we articulate sexual and embodied difference. The paper will argue that we lose something crucial--an understanding embodied difference that doesn't correspond to binary models--as potentially distinct from gender identification-when we jettison the notion of sex. Instead this talk will propose an updating of the concept of sex for a trans-affirmative and intersex-affirmative twenty-first century.”

This event is co-sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Series Info:

Theorizing at Rowan is a series of public, work in progress lectures covering a range of topics of relevance to scholars in philosophy, religion studies, and other related disciplines. The goal of the series is to promote scholarly exchange involving the Department of Philosophy and World Religions, the university, and interested scholars throughout the region. Speakers will include members of the department as well as faculty from other departments at Rowan and from other institutions.

All Theorizing at Rowan events are free and open to the public.

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