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Queer Horizons -- Undergraduate Queer Studies Conference: April 30, 2011
full name / name of organization:
Queer Studies Coalition, Stanford University
Queer studies has remained an innovative field of study since its emergence from lesbian and gay studies, continuously re-conceptualizing its focus. What, then, lies in the future for queer studies? Queer Horizons, the first undergraduate queer studies conference, will gather students interested in the field of queer studies to imagine possible queer futures and understand their connections with the past. What have we learned from queer history, and how can we, as the next generation of scholars and activists, use that knowledge to contribute to future knowledge and praxis? Given the surge in recent scholarship concerned with queer futurity, how do we think about the future of queer politics and activism as well as the future of queer scholarship—what roles do we play in that process of envisioning the future? What lies on the horizon for LGBTQ communities, activists, and scholars?
Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:
For individual submissions, please submit a paper abstract (250 words maximum). For full panel submissions, please submit individual paper abstracts (250 words maximum) and one paragraph-length panel description. Artistic submissions of all media and forms are welcome; for creative works, please submit a short description along with a paragraph situating the context of the piece as it applies to the conference theme. For all submissions, please include a note indicating if audiovisual equipment is required. While this is an undergraduate-focused conference, submissions from graduate students will also be considered.
Send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org