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On the heels of Valentine’s Day, here’s the perfect ‘not’ his or her present: a feminism course at the Bombay Institute for Critical Analysis and Research (BICAR) that claims there’s no such thing as a sexual relationship.

We’re big fans of BICAR (and their writing courses), a Bombay-Beirut learning centre with a classroom in Colaba.

This course considers theoretical and political debates on feminism. What is sex? What is the relation between sex and politics? What does sex have to do with identity: class, race, community, caste, religion, gender…?

Posing these questions over 10 sessions from March 4 to April 4, is professor Rohit Goel, who has taught courses in critical theory, historiography, and politics at the University of Chicago, Sciences Po Paris, the American University of Beirut, and Jnanapravaha Mumbai. He is also the co-editor of Lacan contra Foucault: Subjectivity, Sex, Politics (Bloomsbury) and has received a BA from Harvard College, and an MPhil in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge.

This course stages a critical conversation between key contemporary thinkers: Judith Butler (Gender Trouble), Alenka Zupančič (What IS Sex?), and Joan Copjec (Read My Desire).

This one is no dinner and a movie; it’s really what all of Bombay should be doing this spring. Plus, you get to ‘not’ hold hands under the desk while discussing Read My Desire, What is Sex?,and Gender Trouble, which really sounds like the best kind of date night to us.

To sign up, email (limited seating available); call +91 9820112759 for any queries.

Getting there: Join BICAR's Facebook event here. Feminism, at Bombay Institute for Critical Analysis and Research (BICAR), 14, Heliopolis, Azad Nagar, Colaba Post Office, March 4 to April 4, 2020, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Rs 7500 to attend, or Rs 10,000 to attend and write a final paper with regular supervision. No prerequisites required.

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