Calls For Papers
CfP: Imagine Queer:Exploring the Radical Potential of Queerness Now
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Posted by: Newcastle University, UK
Deadline: Thu, May 31st, 2018
The aim of the conference is to consider interdisciplinary approaches to the transgressive potential of queerness today. Considering grassroots LGBTQ+ activism, artistic practices, as well as academic discourse of queer theory, we seek to identify and address issues arising in the current transnational socio-political conditions. How can biopolitics be challenged by queer temporalities? How can radical activism of preceding decades be re-contextualised and employed now? Can queer social formations, based on friendship, kinship, and affective communities, be used to reconsider the heteronormative structures aided by the legislation in the international context?
Looking forward, we are interested in restoring the potential of transgressive queer activism, much of which has been now directed into the struggle of LGBTQ+ communities to enter the realm of normative domesticity, compromising its ability to challenge the state apparatus. Based on interdiciplinary, cross-national, and transhistorical research practices, we seek to address these questions in relation to nationhood, citizenship, and human rights. We encourage academic and practical responses to the analysed problem from interdisciplinary, cross-generational, and multinational perspectives.
The possible themes might include, but are not limited to:
Community-based approaches to academic research
Radical potential of queer archives
Queer spatialities and temporalities
De-centralising HIV/AIDS narratives
Engaging with marginalised LGBTQ communities
Queer citizenships and nationalisms
Queer utopias and activism
Queer artistic methodologies
Now what? Explorations of queer futurities
Disrupting centre/margins discourses
Practices of resilience and stigma management
Please include 350-word abstracts for 20-minute presentations and a short biographical note in your application. The proposals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st May 2018.
Posted on Wed, April 18th, 2018
Expires on Thu, May 31st, 2018
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