After Dark in the Antipodes: Pedagogy, Place and Queer Phenomenology

Jan. 20, 2010

Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Volume 23, Issue 1 (January 2010), pages 15 – 32.

This article pursues issues of pedagogy, place and queer phenomenology in the context of what might be meant by the term 'after-queer' or 'what falls outside queer' as we currently theorise, practice and locate queer.

Inspired by Sara Ahmed's account of how bodies become oriented by the ways in which they take up time and space, this article investigates how bodies become oriented within and around the field of a television series that centres Indigenous terms and orientations and thereby, still further, problematises the directions and orientations of desire.

The article explores the narrative and queer and other couplings of an Australian tele-series, The Circuit. The article raises issues of audience, public pedagogy and the authors refer to guestbook discussion as they strive to foreground a methodology for working with sexuality and race that recognises and disturbs in order to read sexual and racial orientations as mixed and unfixed orientations.

Ahmed, Sara (2006). Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others. Durham: Duke University Press.

Updated: Jul. 04, 2010