20th Lesbian Lives conference: THE MODERN LESBIAN - at the University of Brighton, 15&16th February 2013

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20th Annual Lesbian Lives Conference
'The Modern Lesbian'
15-16th February 2013
Hosted by University of Brighton LGBT and Queer Life Research Hub in conjunction with Women's Studies Centre, University College Dublin

The theme for the 20th Annual Lesbian Lives Conference is The Modern Lesbian.

This year's keynote speakers and guests include: Sarah Schulman, Lisa Downing, a book launch of Laura Doan's Disturbing Practices: History, Sexuality and Women's Experience of Modern War, 1914-18, Rachel Adams (The Modern Lesbian photography project), plus special screening/panels from the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation).
Conference conveners of this two-day international and interdisciplinary conference now welcome proposals from academics, scholars, students, activists, documentary and film-makers, writers and artists. Proposals are welcomed on (though are by no means limited to) the following:
•The Modern Lesbian? •lesbians and (post-)modernism •lesbians and The New Woman •lesbians in the history of sexuality •lesbians and modernity •lesbian mobilities, migrations, movements and diasporas •Age, aging, generation gaps, lifecourses and has'bians •Bisexuals, bi-queers, and other (post-)moderns •modern transitions, trans modernities, Trans people •gender violence/s •lesbians (and) technologies •Modern media • Modern lifestyles •lesbians and surrealism •lesbians, fashion and fashion statements •Feminism and Eugenics •Political campaigns and communities •(emerging) communities, identities, labels and transgressions •(traditional) weddings, (serial) marriages •pets, animals and other non-humans • lesbians, sex, reproduction and bed death •the lesbian detective •lesbian pulp •queer temporalities, futures and futurism •queering surrealism

The conference organisers welcome proposals for (A) individual papers, (B) sessions, (C) round table discussions, (D) workshops and (E) visual presentations or performances.
This year's conference also includes a series of film screenings, which will run concurrently with the main programme. We encourage submissions across all genres, both fact and fiction which align to the conference theme, and which have been produced within the last two years.
Please see our website for further details about each of these:
The Lesbian Lives Conference is open to all genders and any political and sexual orientations. There is an ethos of welcome and accessibility.
E-mail proposals of no more than 300 words to LGBTQ@brighton.ac.uk. If your proposal is for the film strand, please include a url to the work, which should be available to view online (please ensure that you include any password details if it is not publicly accessible). Please do not send hard copies to us.
The EXTENDED closing date for the submission of proposals is MONDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2012