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CfP: Lesbian Lives XVII (Event: 19-20.02.2010 University College Dublin); DL: 16.10.2009

Lesbian Lives XVII: ‚Lesbian Lives, Studies and Activisms: In-laws, Outlaws and Other Relations‘.
Conference Date: 19-20.02.2010 – University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland
Keynote Speaker: Sara Ahmed, Professor of Race and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College, London.
Call for Papers
Proposals are welcomed on (though are by no means limited to) the following: Social justice, kinships, gay marriage, monogamy, children, family, parenting, commitments, civil partnership, social networks, cyber relationships, dating/virtual dating, queer culture, celibacy, fidelity, rites/rights, ideas on past, present and future directions of lesbian lives and activisms.
The conference organisers welcome proposals for (A) individual papers, (B) panel sessions, (C) round table discussions, and (D) workshops.
(A) Individual Papers: Individual papers should last no longer than 20 minutes. Individuals should submit: (1) paper title, (2) short abstract (300 words) (3) biography (4) institutional affiliation and address, (5) AV requirements. Continue reading

CfP: Queering Paradigms II (7-9.04.2010, QUT Brisbane- Australia); DL: 1.10.2009

2nd International Queer Studies Conference
Queering Paradigms II
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.
April 7-9, 2010
Following the success of the First International Queer Studies Conference, which was held in February 2009 at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK, The Faculty of Law, QUT, is proud to announce the 2010 conference, Queering Paradigms II. The aim of this conference is to examine the current state and future challenges in Queer Studies from a broad, trans-disciplinary and polythetic perspective.
Participants will present papers and panels from the whole spectrum of academia. We invite speakers from disciplines as diverse as (and not confined to) Law, Linguistics, Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology, Cultural Studies and Creative Industries to embark on an exploration of Queer Issues and Themes. We adopt a holistic definition of ‘Queer’ along the lines of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s explanation in her essay “Queer and Now”:
That’s one of the things that ‚queer‘ can refer to: the open mesh of possibilities, Continue reading