University of Brighton’s LGBTQ Life Research Hub is proud to co-host the 18th Lesbian Lives conference with University College Dublin at the University of Brighton in February 2011. It is the only annual academic conference in Lesbian Studies, bringing together academics, activists, performers and writers from all continents to network across international and professional boundaries and provides a unique forum dedicated to exploration of lesbian identity and
experience. Confirmed speakers include Ali Smith, Emma Donoghue, Joan Nestle, Davina Cooper, Sarah Franklin, Caroline Gonda and Rose Collis.
In this second call for contributions Conference convenors of this two-day international and interdisciplinary conference welcome further proposals from academics, scholars, students, activists, documentary and film-makers, writers and artists.
Proposals are welcomed on (though are by no means limited to) the following: Revolting lesbians - Bodies beautiful and/or grotesque - Revulsion and Disgust - Freaks and Families - Shame and Shock - Feminisms and Movements - Sex - Archives and Ageing - Class – Race and Ethnicity -Transformations - Paranormal and Out of this World - Femmes Fatale - Cyber and Sonic – Mobility.
The conference organisers welcome proposals for (A) individual papers, (B) sessions, (C) round table discussions, (D) workshops and (E) visual presentations or performances. You can find more information on presentation formats on our website.
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