Graduate Seminar with Michael Warner

A luncheon seminar for graduate students. Sandwiches and coffee will be provided.

As background reading for Professor Warner’s talk, “Sex & Secularity,” and for our seminar discussion, please try to read Max Weber, “Religious Rejections of the World and their Directions,” AND Michael Warner, “Tongues Untied: Memoirs of a Pentecostal Boyhood.”

For those interested in further background reading, suggestions include: Talal Asad, “What Would an Anthropology of the Secular Look Like?” in his Formations of the Secular, as well as two additional essays: Neville Hoad, ch. 3 of African Intimacies: Race, Homosexuality, and Globalization, and Mary-Jane Rubenstein, “Anglicans in the Postcolony,” Telos 143 (Summer 2008).

Professor Warner is also happy to discuss any of his previous work (for example, Publics and Counterpublics; The Trouble With Normal; Fear of a Queer Planet), and/or its relation to this new project, so feel free to bring questions.