CFP: [Gender Studies] Writing Lesbian Culture: Theories and Praxisâ

full name / name of organization: 
Mary McAuliffe
contact email: 
mary.mcaulif@ucd.ie

Writing Lesbian Culture: Theories and Praxis’

A 2-Day, International, Interdisciplinary Conference to be held at the
Women's Education, Research and Resource Centre (WERRC), School of Social
Justice, University College Dublin, Ireland

Keynote Speakers

KATE BORNSTEIN is an author, playwright and performance artist. Adrienne
Rich. Kate's published works include the books Gender Outlaw: On Men,
Women and the Rest of Us; My Gender Workbook; and the cyber-romance-action
novel, Nearly Roadkill with co-author Caitlin Sullivan. Kate's plays and
performance pieces include Strangers in Paradox, Hidden: A Gender, The
Opposite Sex Is Neither, Virtually Yours, and y2kate: gender virus 2000.

BARBARA CARRELLAS is an author, sex educator, and theatre artist. Her most
recent books are Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century and
Luxurious Loving: Tantric Inspirations for Passion and Pleasure. Barbara's
pioneering Urban Tantra® workshops were named best in New York City by
TimeOut / New York magazine. She frequently collaborates with her partner,
Kate Bornstein, with whom she performs and tours their sex positive,
gender-bending lecture/performance piece Too Tall Blondes Do Sex, Death &
Gender.

Call for Papers

Proposals are welcomed on (though are by no means limited to) the
following:

Lesbian Cultures, Literature, biographies, histories, sexualities, gender
performances, lesbian activisms, alliances and ruptures, radical
feminisms, identities, ethnicities, historical literature, Motherhood,
Worldwide Lesbian and Gay Liberation Movements, Community and Social
Activisms, Histories of Sexualities, Queer Readings of Literature And
Histories,

The conference organisers welcome proposals for (A) individual papers, (B)
sessions, (C) round table discussions, and (D) workshops.

Individual Papers: Individual papers should last 20 minutes. Individuals
should submit: (1) paper title, (2) abstract (3) biography (4)
institutional affiliation and address, (5) AV requirements.

Sessions: Panels of academic papers should include 3 speakers and 1
moderator. Each paper should last for 20 minutes, with a further 30
minutes for questions and discussion. Proposers should submit (1) session
& paper title, (3) abstracts for each paper (3) biography for each
participant (4) institutional affiliation and address for each
participant, (5) AV requirements.

Round Table Discussions: Round table discussions should include 6 speakers
and 1 moderator. Each paper should last for 10 minutes with a further 30
minutes for questions and discussion. Proposers should submit (1) round
table title, (2) rationale for round table (3) biography for each
participant (4) institutional affiliation and address for each
participant, (5) AV requirements.

Workshops: Workshops last 90 minutes. Proposers should submit (1) workshop
title, (2) rationale for workshop (3) biography (4) institutional
affiliation and address (if relevant) (5) AV requirements

E-mail proposals to lesbian.lives_at_ucd.ie or post them to:

Lesbian Lives XV: ‘Writing Lesbian Culture: Theories and Praxis’
Women's Education Research and Resource Centre (WERRC),
School of Social Justice,
Hannah Sheehy Skeffington Building,
University College Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland.

For further information see our website at www.ucd.ie/werrc or telephone
+353 1 7168572

The closing date for the submission of proposals is Friday Dec. 14th 2007

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