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'Queer goings-on': An Autoethnographic account of the experiences and practice of performing a queer pedagogy

Vicars, Mark (2006) 'Queer goings-on': An Autoethnographic account of the experiences and practice of performing a queer pedagogy. Auto/Biography, 14 (1). pp. 21-40. ISSN 0967-5507

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Abstract

In this paper, I use autoethnography to reconstruct scenes from my experiences of working as a teacher of English and Drama in an international British Curriculum Secondary school. I employ literary and poetic devices to create an impression of the experiences of performing a Queer pedagogy and focus on a series of incidents to tell of the ways in which the rigid dichotomies of identity are policed within educational settings. In this paper, I question one key incident in an attempt to illustrate the ethical and moral dilemma faced when the division between sexuality and pedagogy, teacher and student is breached. I attempt to tell of the relationship of the periphery to the centre and of the tensions that emerge when a heteronormative regime is resisted.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID14429, queer pedagogy, dichotomies of identity, educational settings, ethical and moral dilemmas, division between sexuality and pedagogy, resisting heteronormative regime
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1999 Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 03 May 2012 02:45
Last Modified: 03 May 2012 02:45
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3114
DOI: 10.1191/0967550706ab027oa
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