Connecting Sexuality Studies and Comparative Literature; ACLA 3/31/11--4/3/11

full name / name of organization: 
Ed Chamberlain
contact email: 
edachamb@indiana.edu

CONFERENCE: American Comparative Literature Association

LOCATION: Vancouver, Canada; Simon Fraser University

DATES: March 31 2011--April 3 2011

DESCRIPTION: In the past decade, numerous researchers of human sexuality have expanded the discussion of desire, embodiment and eroticism by thinking beyond the borders of nations. Critics are now considering the cross-cultural, transnational and hybrid dimensions of sexuality by examining how texts reflect the dynamic cultural experiences of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, queers, straights and transgender people. The proposed seminar will both assess and build on the past decade’s developments by examining how written forms represent sexualities. This session may also consider the implications and challenges of connecting the fields of sexuality studies with comparative literature. In light of the convention’s focus, the projects for this seminar should be comparative in their approach and must make use of relevant critical theory. Interdisciplinary projects are also welcome. Please send a 1 page abstract of your project and CV to Ed Chamberlain by Monday August 30th 2010. Please submit your materials in Word documents and send them to – edachamb@indiana.edu. Thank you.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
international_conferences
medieval
modernist studies
poetry
popular_culture
postcolonial
renaissance
romantic
science_and_culture
theatre
theory
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian