"Sexuality Out of Place"
Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, March 31-April 01, 2006
This conference will examine the relationshipn of space, place, and geograph with sexuality and explore the different articulations of identity when sexuality, sexual difference, geography are taken seriously. This conference encourages approaches that interrogate Western and colonial conceptions of sexuality and discourse, narratives, and practices of Western and non-Western ideas of sexuality: what does it mean to examine both diasporic and queer identities? How can we theorize and understand such cultural locations? What might the consideration of these issues mean for a contemporary politics of sex? What kind of queer cultural readings emerge?
Topics of particular interest include:
--Post-colonial visions of sexuality
--The relationship of race, gender, and sexuality
--Transnational or migratory sexualities
--Visual Culture and Representation.
Proposals from all fields are encouraged.
Keynote speaker will be: Prof. David Halperin, University of Michigan
Second keynote speaker to be announced.
Please send an abstract proposal of no more than 350 words as well as institutional affiliation and brief C.V to:
By december 01, 2005.
For more information, please visit:
Office of Social Sciences
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana 47374
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