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CfP: Transgender Studies and Theories: Building up the Field in a Nordic Context (18-20.11.09, Linkoeping, Sweden); DL: 08.09.09

Department of Gender Studies, Linköping University, Sweden
November 18-20, 2009
Papers are invited for an international conference on transgender studies and theories in a Nordic context. Within the Nordic context there are already a number of activists and researchers from different disciplines focusing on transgender questions. However, at present, there is no network to connect people with an interest in trans questions. This conference aims to:

  • collect and share transgender knowledge
  • develop interdisciplinary perspectives on transgender questions
  • create networks and establish contacts between researchers
  • discuss collaborative work between different interested groups

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Gayle Salamon, Allucquére Rosanne Stone, Del LaGrace Volcano, Stephen Whittle
Supported by funding from Vetenskapsrådet and Linköping University, this conference will combine keynote presentations by internationally renowned experts, seminar presentations and discussions, a performance by a drag king group, and an art exhibition by Del LaGrace Volcano. A special issue of the Continue reading

CfP (Anthology): Philosophical Inquiry into Pregnancy, Childbirth and Mothering? DL: 01.09.09

Call for Papers for an Anthology (Philosophical Inquiry into Pregnancy, Childbirth and Mothering?)

Philosophy has only begun to recognize the significance of pregnancy, childbirth and mothering. Philosophical inquiry into these phenomena has the potential to challenge long-held views about the nature of subjectivity, freedom, ethics, embodiment, and more. We are seeking philosophical essays that illuminate the character and meaning of pregnancy, childbirth and mothering; that reflexively challenge conventional philosophical views; and that renew our sense of wonder about these phenomena.
Guidelines for Contributions:
Please submit completed papers.
Papers should be approximately 11,000 words.
Please include a 100 word abstract, a 100 word biography and your
Curriculum Vitae.
Papers should be in MS Word (.doc) format.
Please submit materials as attachments to:
Due: Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Acceptances will be issued by Thursday, October 1, 2009

CfP: ‚Women and Circus‘- An Interdisciplinary Conference (27-28.11.09 Zagreb); DL: 15.08.09

‚Women and Circus‘: An Interdisciplinary Conference
Date: 27 – 28 November 2009
Place: Zagreb, Croatia

In late November 2009, The Festival of Contemporary Circus will be organized in Zagreb, Croatia. Already for the 5th year, the festival attracts great attention from audiences as well as media. The organizers are trying very hard to enable development of the „circus scene“ on the margins of „Western Europe“ and have, by now, successfully met the expectations. Apart from ensuring quality artists and performers, the festival aims to investigate different aspects of social life, so that every year new „theme“ is being questioned, discussed and represented through performances. Last year’s festival was dedicated to the notion of „family“. This year we are focusing on woman’s position, representation and role in the circus arts and/or in the circus community. Beside searching, shaping and re-shaping the position
of women through the performance, we decided to organize an accompanying two-day conference on which „Women and the Circus“ would be widely discussed by researchers and students from various fields as well as female artists
who would share and debate their experience as performers.
There is no fee to participating the conference. To contributors, accommodation, food and travel expenses will be covered by the organizers. Continue reading

CfP: Beyond Citizenship: Feminism and the Transformation of Belonging (30.06-02.07.2010 Birkbeck, UK); DL: 01.12.2009

An international, interdisciplinary conference

30 June – 2 July 2010
Birkbeck, University of London
Confirmed Speakers
– Sara Ahmed
– Davina Cooper
– Antke Engel
– Katherine Gibson
– Julie Graham (a.k.a J.K. Gibson-Graham)
– Rebecca Gomperts
– Ranjana Khanna
– Gail Lewis
– Lynne Segal
– Margrit Shildrick
– Birte Siim
– Gloria Wekker
– Anna Yeatman
The language of citizenship has, in recent years, been mobilized by feminists to articulate a wide range of claims and demands. The notions of economic, political, social, cultural, sexual/ bodily, and intimate citizenship, for example, have all been Continue reading