Panel Organizer: Maia Gil'Adi
In Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Utopia Jose Esteban Muñoz demarcates "queerness" as a potentiality, "a certain mode of nonbeing that is eminent, a thing that is present but actually existing in the present tense." Therefore the queer is a "not yet here" and yet "future bound;" a promise of what is to come. In the same vein, postfeminism is also marked by being both retro- and neo-. Its intercontextuality brings us to the limits of what we think we know and pushes us beyond these limits, destabilizing our sense of gender, sexuality and the body.