MAP/ACA's 23rd annual conference will be in Pittsburgh. The GLBTQ Studies Area welcomes proposals of relevance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. Proposals are encouraged on any medium of popular or American culture. This area is particularly interested in tracing contemporary GLBTQ representation in popular culture and questions of agency/appropriation.
Proposals of interest for the Pittsburgh 2012 conference might include:
*Pittsburgh: A Look Back at Queer as Folk
*The Female Eye: Agency or Appropriation?
*The Gay Bar: Patron or Patronizing?
*GLBTQ Representation in Contemporary Popular Culture
*Where are we Now: Gay vs. Queer Sensibilities
*GLBTQ Media Coverage: From Suicides to It Gets Better
*The GLBTQ Superhero/ine?
*HIV/AIDS and Erotic Writing
*The Violet Quill writers
*Popular GLBTQ romance novels/novelists
*GLBTQ comics/graphic novels/Yaoi
However, proposals addressing any topic of GLBTQ significance in popular or American culture are welcome. Please submit 250 word proposals and a brief CV, including your professional affiliation (as Word friendly documents) to Mark John Isola at markjohn at alumni.tufts.edu.
Dates: Thursday, 11/1 thru Saturday, 11/3
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Venue: Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
Deadline: Proposals must be received by June 15, 2012
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