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A Speaker Series organized by Ricky Varghese (May – October 2021) Hosted by the School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University

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(All times listed below are in Eastern Standard Time)

FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2021 (1:30PM to 3:30PM)

A TALE OF TWO VIRUSES

Open to Infection: Two Viruses and Black-Queer-Life

Rinaldo Walcott (University of Toronto)

Distinct & Dissimilar: HIV, COVID-19, and the Desire for Meaning

Ryan Conrad (York University)

FRIDAY, JUNE 18 2021 (1:30PM to 3:30PM)

RESISTANCES, COLLECTIVITIES, NOSTALGIAS

Policing Pandemics and Ongoing Resistance

Alexander McClelland (Carleton University)

When AIDS Nostalgia Gets in the Way of Fighting COVID

Mathew Rodriguez (TheBody)

COMMUNITY VIRAL LOAD: Living Collectively with Viruses

Theodore (ted) Kerr (The New School)

FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021 (1:30PM to 3:30PM)

CATEGORICAL SPLITS

How to ”Not” Have Sex in a Pandemic: COVID-19 and Online Gay Male Sexual Cultures

John Mercer (Birmingham City University) and Jamie Hakim (University of East Anglia)

Variants: On Melancholia and Moralism

Christien Garcia (University of Toronto)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2021 (1:30PM to 3:30PM)

THE WEAPONIZATION OF SAFETY

Sex and Contagion, or White Fragility (on Safe)

Damon R. Young (UC Berkeley)

The “Good” Coronavirus Citizen, The “COVIDIOT”, and the Privilege of #StayAtHome

Benjamin Weil (University College London)

A Queer Theory of Benign Respiratory Variations

Jean-Thomas Tremblay (New Mexico State University)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2021 (1:30PM to 3:30PM)

FORMS OF INTIMACIES

Confinement and Intimacies

Idil Abdillahi (Ryerson University)

Hot for Zoom: Cruising for Access Intimacy across Pandemics

Marty Fink (Ryerson University) and Tali Cherniavsky (Ryerson University)

Rethinking Sex: Black Queer Literature in the Time of HIV/AIDS

Darius Bost (University of Utah)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 (1:30PM to 3:30PM)

VARIATIONS OF THE SOCIAL

Isolated bodies, Governed Exchanges

Susanna Paasonen (University of Turku)

Queer Solitude: Dean Sameshina’s “being alone”

John Paul Ricco (University of Toronto)

Viral Intimacies: Sex or the Replication of Undoing

João Florêncio (Universty of Exeter)

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Zoom Webinar. You will be required to download the Zoom client to view the live webinar.

For instructions on how to set up Zoom, follow this link.

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If using the chat and Q & A functions through typing will be an access barrier to your participation, and you would like your microphone and/or video to be on from the beginning of the webinar, please email avital.cherniawsky@ryerson.ca .

Accessibility Information:

ASL interpretation and live captioning will be provided.

The talk will be held online and recorded over Zoom.

Please email avital.cherniawsky@ryerson.ca to discuss any access needs or inquiries.

Acknowledgement:

Sex and the Pandemic is supported in part by funding from a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Connection Grant, and from the Ryerson University Faculty of Community Services and the School of Disability Studies.

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