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Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature Presents

Cruising Foucault

3/3/17, 5:45 PM

About this event

Please join us for a talk by Samuel Galloway, PhD Student at University of Chicago. ​The talk will be followed by a screening of William Friedkin's Cruising​.

Samuel Galloway is a graduate student in the Political Science department at the University of Chicago, where he recently defended his dissertation, “Cruising Politics,” which explored the worldly impact of anonymous and fleeting political affairs. His research straddles queer studies and political theory, betraying a promiscuous attachment to the political in all its guises. His next project interrogates conceptions of democratic citizenship by bringing Aristotle’s foundational axiom - “the free citizen rules and is ruled, in turn” - into productively frictional dialogue with both positivist accounts offered by political psychologists  of psychical implasticity and the psychoanalytic claim to the constitutively disavowed bisexuality of the bodily ego in an effort to queer the limits and possibilities of civic adaptability to the unpredictable vicissitudes of democratic life.

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Event Location
  • 135 Nicholson Hall
  • 216 Pillsbury Dr SE
  • Minneapolis MN
  • USA