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Aidan Varney

About

I enrolled at Warwick in the summer of 2015 to work on a PhD thesis provisionally entitled, 'On Barebacking: The ethical and theoretical implications of its representation in recent French literature and film', supervised by Oliver Davis and Susannah Wilson.

Before coming to Warwick I completed both a PostGraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Gender, Sexuality & Society and an MA with Distinction in Cultural & Critical Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. In 2005 I graduated from the University of Cambridge (Girton College) with a BA(Hons) in Modern & Medieval Languages (French & German).

I have one publication to date, namely a chapter entitled 'Queer Theory Does It Raw: The sociopolitical (un)intelligibility of barebackers' bodies', in Haschemi Yekani, Kilian & Michaelis, eds, Queer Futures: Reconsidering ethics, activism, and the political [Burlington & Farnham: Ashgate, 2013].

My research interests revolve around Queer theory and contemporary French literature and cinema, and extend to Marxist and post-marxian theories, psychoanalysis, biopolitics and the medical humanities, the sociology of risk, recent French philosophies of community and republicanism, and political theories of citizenship.

Additionally, I am a choral clerk at Coventry Cathedral, where I sing tenor.

Publication

'Queer Theory Does It Raw: The sociopolitical (un)intelligibility of barebackers' bodies', in Haschemi Yekani, Kilian & Michaelis, eds, Queer Futures: Reconsidering ethics, activism, and the political [Burlington & Farnham: Ashgate, 2013], pp198-202

Citation

In Evans, Mildenberger & Lautmann, Was ist Homosexualitaet ?: Forschungsgeschichte, gesellschaftliche Entwicklungen und Perspektiven [Hamburg: Maennerschwarm, 2014]

Conference Papers

'"Je ne suis l'idéologue de rien, mais un parfait bouc émissaire": Guillaume Dustan's Political Theory and/of Unprotected Sex Between Men', at the Society of French Studies' 58th Annual Conference, St Chad's College, University of Durham, July 4, 2017

'The Sociopolitical (Un)intelligibility of Barebackers' Bodies', at the Queer again?: Power, Politics, Ethics Conference, Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin, September 25, 2010

Memberships

Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF)

Society for French Studies

Aidan Varney

Aidan T. A. Varney

a dot varney at warwick dot ac dot uk