We invite scholars in anthropology, sociology, history, linguistics, and all interdisciplinary fields to submit proposals. The conference will be held February 13--15, 2009 on the campus of American University in Washington, DC.
Stated broadly, the Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference examines language use in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer life. Linguistic inquiry is broadly defined here, to include studies of: pronunciation, vocabulary and meaning, conversational structures and styles, life stories and other narratives, fiction and poetry, the “language” of scientific and historic documents and print media, meanings encoded in spatial practices, sign language, non-verbal communication, and communication through photography, cinema and other visual arts.
Check the website for more detailed information, including sessions under development.
Some session highlights:
Global Cinema, Queer Displacement
New Directions in Queer Pedagogies
Language, Representations of Sexuality, and Popular Media
The Queer Language of Cities
Transgender Language Politics
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