Professor Halley reflects on her own history of interdisciplinary engagement with feminism and with [...]the work of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. Specifically, she addresses the question of "governance feminism," asking "Can feminism foster a critique of its own successes?" To think through this question, she turns to Sedgwick's work. Eve Sedgwick herself was always skeptical about the law and had an "extremely resentful" attitude towards legal institutions, but Halley explores moments from throughout her friend's career, on the lookout for more "reparative," less "paranoid" readings of the law's place in our lives.
For more information about this lecture series and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, visit http://www.bu.edu/honoringeve
Hosted by the BU Faculty Gender and Sexuality Studies Group on January 31, 2013.