Queer Futurities, Today: Utopias and Beyond in Queer Theory
“Queer Futurities, Today” is an international symposium that welcomes a wide range of presentations, from academic papers to performances and visual presentations, as well as any other intellectual exchange concerning queer presence(s) in contemporary culture, history and theory. One of the key aims of the conference will be to ask: if a main thrust of queer politics is to oppose normalization, does that necessarily entail jettisoning all visions of the future?
We invite queer scholars, activists and artists to submit abstracts that relate mainly, but not exclusively, to one of the three organizing themes: “Futurities Countering Normalization,” “Futurities Challenging Progressive Time” and “Imagination Designing Futurities.” We are very excited to welcome Lee Edelman as the keynote speaker of the conference. Note: Edelman will give his address on May 18 at ICI-Berlin.
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Time: Monday 18-Tuesday 19, May 2009
Location: The Finnish Institute in Germany
Organizers: SQS—Society for Queer Studies in Finland, Institute for Queer Theory in Berlin
In cooperation with Finnland-Institut in Deutschland, Berlin and Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICI-Berlin)
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