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

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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

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.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3114
DOI https://doi.org/10.1191/0967550706ab027oa
Official URL http://www.portico.org/Portico/article?article=pfd...
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1999 Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Current > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
Keywords ResPubID14429, queer pedagogy, dichotomies of identity, educational settings, ethical and moral dilemmas, division between sexuality and pedagogy, resisting heteronormative regime
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