The Annual Queer Theory Lecture in honor of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, presented by Duke Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, will take place on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 5:00 pm ET. This year’s speaker is Dr. Lynne Huffer, whose talk is titled “These Survivals: Autobiography of an Extinction, Lecture and Interactive Exhibit.” Registration for both in-person and livestream attendance is available here.
Lynne Huffer is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Philosophy at Emory University. She is the author of a trilogy on Foucault’s ethics of eros: Foucault’s Strange Eros (2020); Are the Lips a Grave?: A Queer Feminist on the Ethics of Sex (2013); and Mad for Foucault: Rethinking the Foundations of Queer Theory (2010). She is also the author of Maternal Pasts, Feminist Futures: Nostalgia, Ethics, and the Question of Difference (1998) and Another Colette: The Question of Gendered Writing (1992). She has published academic articles on feminist theory, queer theory, Foucault, ethics, autotheory, and the Anthropocene, as well as personal essays, creative nonfiction, and opinion pieces in mass media venues. She is also the author, with Jennifer Yorke, of Wading Pool, a collaborative artists book, available at Vamp and Tramp. Her current experimental book-length text-image project, under review, is These Survivals: Autobiography of an Extinction.