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Fall 2013


This essay explores the queer pedagogical desires that attended my writing of the Study Guide for the documentary film United in Anger: A History of ACT UP (Jim Hubbard, 2012). The analysis takes up Robyn Wiegman’s central question in Object Lessons, “What is it we expect our relationship to our objects of study to do?”, which is of particular importance to the discipline of queer studies insofar as the field is oriented around the desire to meld social justice with critical pedagogy. The queer professor’s desire in the case of the Study Guide-as-object was to create a text that could move across disciplines; to begin create a broadly queer curriculum; and perhaps most importantly, to share the obligation of teaching queer across the university.


This is the author's manuscript of a work originally published in Women's Studies Quarterly.



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