Queer theory

Reading Session    26.10.2015

Queer Theory


The Queer Theory is a post-structuralism critical theory which emerged in the beginning of the 1990’s from queer studies. This theory was strongly influenced by the work of Lauren Berlant, Leo Bersani, Judith Butler, Lee Edelman, Jack Halberstam, David Halperin, Jose Esteban Munoz, and Eva Kosofsky Sedgwick. The queer theory widens its focus to include any sexual activity or identity which falls in the normative category and the deviated category.

The term “weird theory” arose by an Italian feminist and from Theresa De Lauretis, at a conference which was held at the University of California, Santa Cruz 1990, regarding differences. This conference was published in a cultural and feminist magazine.

This is a theory which is closely linked with bisexual, lesbian and gay subjects. The participants were very interested in this reading session, seeing as it is a theory which has recently emerged and it arose the curiosity of those present. 

We thank all the participants.