The Ethos Department of the University of Palermo is organising an International Conference on Queer Crossings: Contemporary Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality. The conference will take place on 18-19 June 2010, and it will include two keynote talks by Prof. Marco Pustianaz (Universitΰ del Piemonte Orientale, Italy) and Dr. Charlotte Ross (University of Birmingham, UK).
The aim of the conference is to map contemporary perspectives on sexualities at an interdisciplinary level. We welcome papers from scholars from academic fields such as education, comparative studies, media and communications, geography, art, literature, comparative literature, visual studies, psychology, sociology, anthropology, intercultural studies, women studies, gender studies and history, concerning the following topics:
Towards A Politics of Sexualities: Sexed And Sexualized Bodies, Gender Identities And Sexual Practises
Socio-Cultural (Re)Constructions Of Sexualities: A Focus On Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer Identities
The Languages of Sexualities
Geographies Of Identities: Mapping Ethnic Sexualities In Transcultural Contact Zones
Gender and Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer Identities In The Literary Imagination: From Textual Representation To Cultural Criticism
Sexuality and Space
Queer Crosscultural Intersections
Call for paper
300 word abstracts should be submitted by 28h February 2010. Notification of acceptance will be given by 15th March 2010. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper or equivalent should be developed and submitted by 15th May 2010. The draft paper should be of no more than 8 or 9 pages long and ready for a 20 minute (maximum) presentation during the conference. 300 word abstracts should be in Word or RTF formats with the following information and in this order: author(s), affiliation, email address, title of abstract, body of abstract.
Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all papers submitted.
Conference Registration Fee
The cost for attending the conference is 150. This includes:
conference registration fee
three copies of the e-Book (with ISBN)
coffee breaks and light lunches
accommodation (for the nights of June 17th and 18th)
All registration costs are to be paid by 15th April 2010.
For further information regarding to the conference, please email Silvia Antosa (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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