EUROPE WITHOUT HOMOPHOBIA: QUEER-IN(G) COMMUNITIES
24-26 May, 2004
The 5th international queer and gender studies conference organized in Poland since 2000 will concern the largely silent presence of queer people in the communities of Europe, from the local to the international level. We want to consider how the European accession of ten new member states in May 2004 will alter the lives of queer people in Central/Eastern Europe, and how we can contribute to making sexual minorities in the European Community visible, heard, safe, and equal before the law. We hope to investigate the practical ways (including legal actions, information campaigns, political participation, etc.) of achieving the bold vision suggested in the title: Europe without homophobia. We plan to focus on the following areas:
Ethics of change
Legal solutions to queer peoples’ problems
Queer peoples’ history
Queer perspectives on film, art, literature, and popular culture
Queer interventions in psychology and sexology
Queer theory and activism: does activism work without theory?
Ideologies of politeness and the strategies of effrontery
The deadline for paper proposals is February 27, 2004.
Please send 300-word abstracts in Polish or English by e-mail or snail mail to:
A bilingual selection of papers from previous conferences, A Queer Mixture: Gender Perspectives on Minority Sexual Identites, was published in 2002 by Wydawnictwo Slask.” For more details on the previous conferences, the book, or the 2004 conference Europe without Homophobia please visit our website.
Kolo Naukowe Gender Studies “Nic Tak Samo”, Wroclaw University
Dr Tomasz Sikora, University of Bielsko-Biala, Dept. of English Cultures and Literatures
Dr Dominika Ferens, Wroclaw University, Dept. of English
Dr Tomasz Basiuk, Warsaw University, American Studies Center
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