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Registration for the upcoming 'Sex/ualities In and Out of Time' Conference at the University of
Edinburgh, UK, on 28th and 29th November 2008 is now open.
Our plenary speakers are Professor Judith Halberstam and Professor Claire Colebrook.
Please visit our website at http://www.sexualitiesconference.co.uk for registration details and
the complete conference programme.
The question of time has become a major concern in critical theory and is proving to be a
particularly useful means of approaching gender and sex/uality. Important recent work in the
field of gender studies and queer theory has begun to explicitly address and render visible how
time comes to structure and determine the meaning of bodily experiences and expressions.
Non-normative sex/ualities are commonly delegated out of time, for instance, via the promise of
futurity and the negation of historical grounding and traditions. The attempt to locate these very
same bodies and their sexual practices in time raises the question whether time can be refigured
or manipulated in order to open up the possibility of epistemological and ontological
alternatives. This conference aims to explore present and past narratives of sexuality, the various
links between heterogeneous temporalities and dissident sex/ualities and to ask what is at stake
in the recent turn to time in gender studies and queer theory.
The conference is a joint venture between the Universities of St Andrews and Edinburgh and
supported by the AHRC.
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