Non-normative sexual identities and queer theory have drawn the attention of scholars from various disciplines. Alongside academic interest there has evolved a need to go beyond pure theorizing and engage in social and political activism. Homophobia is commonplace; yet the attitude towards queerness in the public sphere can be read as a mark of the democratization of societies.
The objective of this conference is to analyze the causes and manifestations of homophobia on the one hand and, on the other, to consider the antihomophobic strategies and queer forms of cultural expression that function on the margins of social consciousness and acceptance.
the marginalization of queer culture(s) and the exclusion of other groups
This call for papers is addressed to the academic community (students and teachers), as well as to people working in professions that may be instrumental in amending attitudes towards sexual otherness.
The conference will be held in Warsaw, Poland; the organizers are still looking for the best venue. This event is third in a series of queer and gender studies conferences that have been organized since 2000. A bilingual collection of papers presented at the first two conferences (Odmiany odmienca / A Queer Mixture) is coming out in June. Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing a copy.
Abstracts of approximately 300 words (in Polish or English) should be sent by e-mail or snail mail to the address below.
Deadline for submissions is October 10, 2002
Dr. Dominika Ferens, University of Wroclaw, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Tomasz Basiuk, Warsaw University, email@example.com
Dr. Tomasz Sikora, University of Silesia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Dominika Ferens
Department of English
University of Wroclaw
ul. Kuznicza 22
Poland Email: email@example.com
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