Queer Christianities 2: New Perspectives

10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Building on the successful Spring 2012 conference "Queer Christianities," this symposium brings together important new voices.

Featured speakers Susannah Cornwall (Lincoln Theological Institute, Manchester), speaking on "Queering Susanna: Art. Liturgy, and Queer 'Emptiness'," and Lynne Gerber (University of California, Berkeley) speaking on "Queerish Celibacy, Christian Marriage and the Ex-Gay Movement," are preceded by a student research panel and followed by a panel discussion on New Directions in Queer Christianities.

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.—Student Research Panel
  • Nicholas Laccetti   (Union Theological Seminary), Calvary and the Dungeon: Theologizing BDSM
  • Justin Allen (Eugene Lang College), Cunt and Congregations: Voguing in the Black Church
  • Chris Ashley   (Union Theological Seminary), Inverted virtue: Havelock Ellis' theology of Sexual Boundaries
  • Karen Bray (Drew University/Eugene Lang College), The Queer God of Failure: When Negative Theology is Cruelly Optimistic
  • Respondent: Terry Todd
12:00-1:00 p.m.—Lunch with a special appearance by Mrs. Trixie Cane of the "I Disown You Right Back" campaign

1:00-2:30 p.m.—Feature Speakers
  •  Susannah Cornwall (Lincoln Theological Institute, Manchester)
    Author of Controversies in Queer Theology and Sex and Uncertainty in the Body of Christ: Intersex Conditions and Christian Theology
  • Lynne Gerber (University of California, Berkeley)
    Author of Seeking the Straight and Narrow:Weight Loss and Sexual Reorientation in Evangelical America 
2:45-3:30 p.m. Closing Panel Discussion
 New Directions in Queer Christianities

Lang Café, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street, ground floor (enter at 66 West 12th Street)

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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