The Strangeness of Sexuality: What is Queer Theory? Are Children Queer?

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Dr. Kathryn Bond Stockton speaks in the Frederick W. Reynolds Lecture. (Read the related feature on Stockton here.)

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2 thoughts on “The Strangeness of Sexuality: What is Queer Theory? Are Children Queer?

  • fantastic lecture! i graduated in ’74 with an MFA in modern dance under dr. elizabeth r. hayes. i had a terrific educational experience that truly changed my life… but as a now openly lesbian woman, this lecture brought tears to my eyes. the scholarship, vision and intellectual curiosity mixed with incredible personal integrity – moved me greatly. i am truly proud to say i received my masters from the university of utah, and can now describe this gender course as a current example of the high value truly great educators at the univ. of utah bring to all they reach – both in the classroom and through your wonderful video lecture! which i am forwarding on to some of my friends. my uncle, who is also gay (and his partner of 40 years) was a professor at st. mary’s (sister college to notre dame) and is very well read and interested in church history/sociology/gay issues. for those of us who have been “ghost children” for so long, i see hope for future generations of children to be able to find themselves and grow into productive, healthy citizens who can help eachother bring us all into a better world. thank you for taking this bold step and bringing this lecturer to an even broader audience.

  • Very interesting.
    People develop only gradually an idea of what sexuality means. Of course they will need – as already mentioned – to identify themselves as male or female and to behave accordingly. But one must keep in mind that the training includes a gender role many things that are available only after puberty a sexual meaning.

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