Working Papers

criticalhabitations features longer work by authors associated with the blog for you to read and comment.

Dunst, Alexander, Elahe Haschemi Yekani, and Anja Schwarz. “The Here and Now of Cultural Studies.” Journal for the Study of British Cultures 21.2 (2014): 195-222.

Eckstein, Lars, and Anja Schwarz. Postcolonial Piracy: Media Distribution and Cultural Production in the Global South. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014.

Dunst, Alexander, “Introduction: Third Reality – On the Persistence of Philip K. Dick”, in: The World According to Philip K. Dick. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave, 2015, 1-10.

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Feministische Studien: The Queerness of Things Not Queer

Interrogating “the queerness of things not queer” the 2nd issue of Feministische Studien 2012 (edited by Gabriele Dietze, Beatrice Michaelis and Elahe Haschemi Yekani) engages the new materialist feminism from a queer perspective in order to frame affects and materialities as possible starting points for queer/feminist interventions.

With contributions by Ute Kalender, Nana Adusei-Poku, Simon Strick, Lukas Engelmann, Christiane König, Lena Eckert and Maja Linke as well as an Interview of Renate Lorenz, Johanna Schaffer and Andrea Thal.

All contributions are in German. The introduction and some of the articles can be downloaded here.

Queer Futures

Following debates surrounding the anti-social turn in queer theory in recent years, there has been a renewed interest in the role of activism, the limits of the political, and the question of normativity and ethics. The volume Queer Futures Reconsidering Ethics, Activism, and the Political (edited by Elahe Haschemi Yekani, Eveline Kilian and Beatrice Michaelis) engages with these concerns, exploring issues of complicity and agency with a central focus on the material and economic as well as philosophical dimensions of sexual politics. Presenting some of the latest research in queer theory, this book draws together diverse perspectives to shed light on possible ‘queer futures’ when different affective, temporal, and local contexts are brought into play. As such, it will appeal to scholars of cultural, political, literary, and social theory, as well as those with interests in gender and sexuality, activism, and queer theory.

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The volume was published in 2013 by Ashgate. More information here.