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CFP: [Theory] Language, Spectatorship, and The Queer Gaze

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Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 7:05pm
Christy McDaniel

For Lacan, the object of one’s gaze always “stares back.”
According to Slavoj Zizek, “the gaze as object is a stain preventing me from looking at the
picture from a safe, objective distance.” There is always something about an image, once it is
within one’s recognition and within one’s trajectory of desire, that interferes with the full
achievement of self-identity. What does it “do,” then, to Queer Identity to see representations of
it upon a screen?
 
This session invites participants to consider how communication-based practices of
virtualization and “the Gaze” reinforce, reproduce, and remediate separations between "social

CFP: [Gender Studies] Language, Spectatorship, and The Queer Gaze

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Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 6:59pm
Christy McDaniel

For Lacan, the object of one’s gaze always “stares back.”
According to Slavoj Zizek, “the gaze as object is a stain preventing me from looking at the
picture from a safe, objective distance.” There is always something about an image, once it is
within one’s recognition and within one’s trajectory of desire, that interferes with the full
achievement of self-identity. What does it “do,” then, to Queer Identity to see representations of
itself upon a screen?
 
This session invites participants to consider how communication-based practices of
virtualization and “the Gaze” reinforce, reproduce, and remediate separations between "social