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A Conversation on Scenes of Contradictory Inheritance with Oishik Sircar (Prof. at JGLS) [Nov 26; 8:30 PM]: Register Now!

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Ashoka University, Centre for Studies in Gender and Sexuality’s program ISHQ (Issues in Society, History, and Queerness) brings to you another conversation on Scenes of Contradictory Inheritance with Oishik Sircar (Professor at JGLS), on November 26, 2021.

About ISHQ

Inaugurated in 2015, ISHQ (Issues in Society, History, and Queerness) is a cross-disciplinary speaker series that hosts speakers (scholars, thinkers, and activists from wide-ranging disciplines) once every month during the academic year.

Ashoka University’s Centre for Studies in Gender and Sexuality’s summer webinar series, titled, ‘Summer of ISHQ’ is an expansion of the Centre’s flagship speaker series, ISHQ: Issues in Society, History and Queerness.

About the Connversation

In this presentation, Oishik Sircar will discuss a set of key texts by lawyers that draw on the discipline’s putatively-internal resources as a strategy to make law students take contradictions seriously in both law and their lives. 

Contradiction is the common-sense condition of law (and life) and yet the discipline of law (much like most of us) finds it difficult to live with contradictions. However, through an encounter with queer theory (among other critical fields), certain strands of legal thinking and scholarship in the common law world have become hospitable to the idea of contradictions. But these strands of critical work in law occupy at best a niche and at worst a marginal space on the law curriculum.

The presence of words like capitalism, patriarchy or brahminism in a conventional law course tends to relegate that course to an outsider status of ‘non-law’ and thus of lesser value. How does a critical legal scholar then teach core law courses—the ones that ostensibly have little to do with politics or morality—to foreground the generative scholarly and ethical possibilities in contradictions? How can the orientation of queer theory be brought into law without teaching queer theory in named form.

General Details

  • Date: November 26, 2021
  • Time: 8:30 PM
  • Platform: Zoom Meetings

About the Speaker

Dr. Oishik Sircar, Professor, Jindal Global Law School, Adjunct Fellow, University of Technology Sydney Law School, Associate Member, Institute for International Law and the Humanities, Melbourne Law School and visiting faculty at the National Law School of India University.

Oishik’s broad research interests are in the areas of critical jurisprudence, cultural studies of law, queer theory, postcolonial feminism, visual cultures, Marxism and, law and social movements. Some of Oishik’s writings have appeared in the journals Childhood, Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Feminist Studies, Economic and Political Weekly, No Foundations, Human Rights Defender, Unbound: Harvard Journal of the Legal Left, and Humanity, among others, and book chapters in several edited volumes.

How to Attend?

The session will be hosted on Zoom, and you will receive a link to participate in the webinar upon completing the free registration through the link given at the end of this post.

Click here to know more and register.

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