The 23rd edition of Lesbian Lives Conference this conference (Facebook)
Venue: University of Brighton, UK
Time: 24-25 February 2017
Proposals by 17th October 2016
The organisers of this two-day international and interdisciplinary conference now welcome proposals from academics, scholars, students, activists, documentary and film-makers, writers and artists.
The Lesbian Lives Conference is not just the world’s only annual academic conference in Lesbian Studies, it is a large international event that draws speakers and participants from all continents and hosts the best-known as well as emerging scholars in the field. In the past we have hosted Emma Donoghue, Jackie Kay, Joan Nestle, Sarah Schulman, Cherry Smyth, Del La Grace Volcano, Sarah Waters and academics such as Sara Ahmed, Terry Castle, Laura Doan, Lisa Downing, Lillian Faderman, Sarah Franklin, Claire Hemmings, Alison Hennegan, Sally R. Munt, Helena Whitbread, Bonnie Zimmerman among many others.
Proposals are welcomed on (though are by no means limited to) the following:
• LBTQ Love Research
• Historicising Lesbian Love
• Lesbian Friendship and Love
• Lesbian Love and Queer Kinship
• Lesbian Love and Intimacy
• Lesbian Love and Marriage
• LBTQ Families
• Lesbian Dating and Courtship
• Love, Sex and Sexuality
• Lesbians and Romance
• Lesbian Fan Fiction and Shipping
• Representations of Lesbian Love
• Lesbian Love and Politics
• LBTQ Affection and Public Space
• Lesbian Love and Art
• Lesbian Love and Youth
• Queer Affect Studies
• Religious and Secular Loves
• Lesbian Erotic Love
• Lesbian Styles and Taste
• Lesbian Love and Home
The conference organisers welcome proposals for (A) individual papers, (B) sessions, (C) round table discussions, (D) workshops and (E) visual presentations or performances. This conference also includes a series of film screenings, which run concurrently with the main programme. We encourage submissions across all genres, both fact and fiction which align to the conference theme, and which have been produced between 2014-2017.
Submit proposals of no more than 300 words to https://set.formstack.com/forms/conferenceabstracts by 17th October 2016.
The Lesbian Lives Conference is open to all genders and any political and sexual orientations. There is an ethos of welcome and accessibility.
- Individual Papers: Individual papers should last 20 minutes (c. 2,400 words). Individuals should submit: (1) paper title, (2) abstract (up to 300 words), (3) biography (c. 100-150 words), (4) institutional affiliation and address (if any), (5) audio-visual requirements.
- Sessions: Panels of academic papers should include 3 speakers and 1 moderator. Each paper should last for 20 minutes (c. 2,400 words), with a further 30 minutes for questions and discussion. Proposers should submit (1) session title, (2) paper titles, (3) abstracts for each paper (c. 100 words), (3) biography for each participant (c. 100-150 words), (4) institutional affiliation and address (if any) for each participant, (5) audio-visual requirements.
- Round Table Discussions: Round table discussions should include 6 speakers and 1 moderator. Each paper should last for 10 minutes (c. 1,200 words), with a further 30 minutes for questions and discussion. Proposers should submit (1) round table title, (2) rationale for round table (up to 300 words), (3) biography for each participant (c. 100-150 words), (4) institutional affiliation and address for each participant (if any), (5) audio-visual requirements.
- Workshops: Workshops last 90 minutes. Proposers should submit (1) workshop title, (2) rationale for workshop (up to 300 words), (3) biography (c. 100-150 words), (4) institutional affiliation and address (if any)
- Visual presentations or performances: documentary, video, art, video-art, musical, theatrical, comic or multi-media presentations by individuals or groups are welcomed.