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Queer Theory Reading Group

Exploring, discussing, digesting, and critiquing queer theory.

Queer Theory Reading Group

This reading group is open to all who have an interest in exploring, discussing, digesting, and critiquing queer theory. Please book your FREE place on Eventbrite, see full details below.

There are no expectations that you have any prior knowledge of queer theory prior to the sessions, we only ask that you do the reading beforehand and come with ideas and things to discuss – we wish to be as open and accessible as possible.

We are interested in thinking about what queer theory can do, and how it can be put to work.

Reading materials will be sent out prior to each session, and will need to be read in advance of attending the group.

Queer Theory Reading Group runs for six months with each session's theme detailed below.

Session dates

Thursday 30 March – What is Queer? – please click here to book your ticket
Thursday, 27 April, 6-8pm – Queer Performativity
Thursday, 18 May, 6-8pm – Queer Failure and Futurity
Thursday, 8 June, 6-8pm – Queer Bodies
Thursday, 12 October, 6-8pm – Queer Joy
Thursday, 9 November, 6-8pm – Queer Publishing

Individual booking links will be published in advance of each date.

*Queer Theory Reading Group is a popular event, please sign up only if you are committed to attending the session as the numbers are limited. If you want to be added to the waiting list, need to cancel, or have any enquires about this event, email

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Image: Image: Ajamu X, Bud Kim, 2018 © the artist, Ajamu Studio

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Queer Theory Reading Group is part of the Whitworth's (Un)Defining Queer exhibition, events programme.
Exhibition dates: 27 January – 3 December 2023