UPDATE: Same-Sex Marriage (grad) (2/16/07; (dis)junctions, 4/6/07-4/7/07)

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(dis)junctions 2007: Malappropriation Nation
April 6th and 7th 2007
    
Call for Papers: general topic, humanities and social
sciences University of California Riverside’s
Fourteenth Annual Graduate Humanities Conference

Abstract deadline: 2/16/07

Keeping with the theme of this year's conference, this call is for papers that address the topic of same-sex marriage. In the United States, marriage is posited as a contract that has the goal of reproducing for the nation. Obviously not everyone agrees with this statement, yet it has attained axiom status with others. Is Same-Sex Marriage a Malappropriation of the institute? If so, is this useful for re-affirming traditional relationships, or does it instead problematize them. Papers that address these ideas directly, or indirectly, will be welcome.

Abstracts no longer than 250 words should be e-mailed to:
“Plrand25_at_hotmail.com” by February 16, 2007. Please put the text in the body of the message, not as an attachment.

Keynote:
We are pleased to announce that this year’s keynote speakers are Bonnie Zimmerman and Karen Tongson. Bonnie Zimmerman comes to us from San Diego State University where she is associate vice President for Faculty Affairs. She is well-known for her published work in Feminist and Lesbian studies, along with extensive articles and lectures on topics such as and author George Elliot. Karen Tongson is Assistant Professor of English and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California. She has published essays on topics ranging from Thomas Moore's Irish Melodies, to dyke film-maker and provocateur Lynne Chan's JJ Chinois projects. Her current work focuss on emergent queer of color suburban imaginaries.

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