[UPDATE] UNC Asheville Queer Conference Nov. 26; April 4-6

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Queering Spaces/Queering Borders / University of North Carolina Asheville Queer Conference
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CALL FOR PAPERS—Abstract Deadline Extended until Monday, November 26th!
Queering Spaces/Queering Borders
2013 Queer Studies Conference at UNC Asheville
April 4 - 6, 2013, Asheville, NC
The UNC Asheville Queer Studies Conference, a biennial event established in 1998, attracts an international audience of activists, academics, and artists who showcase a range of creative and scholarly pursuits related to the investigation of genders and sexualities. All GLBTQ-related proposals will be considered. We invite a diverse representation of approaches and participants, including faculty, staff, graduate students, community members and undergraduate students. All formats will be considered, including paper presentations (15 minutes), panels (60 to 75 minutes), workshops, exhibitions, film screenings, and performances. Paper presentations will be organized into groups of 3 to 4.
Elaborations on the theme Queering Spaces/Queering Borders might include:

* borders: legal, cultural, faith-based, social barriers and opportunities for queer bodies/voices
* queer discussions of race, disability, ethnicity, class
* crossroads and borderlands: queering immigration/emigration
* queer rights and voices in the classroom, health care, behavioral health, military, and workplaces
* queering gender borders, identities, spaces
* queer bodies: living in, caring for marked bodies
* transgender, gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or intersexed action or voices
* queer activism: means and/or outcomes
* investigations of shame, privilege, home, space, reclamation
* queer youth/older adults: lived experience and activism
* queer representations, expressions and cultures in art, literature, craft, and performance
Panel proposals, paper abstracts, and proposals for art exhibitions, workshops, film screenings and performances are due as a PDF or .Doc file attachment no later than Monday, November 26, 2012 (deadline extended).
Please email individual paper abstracts (up to 500 words), panel and workshop proposals (up to 700 words) and other proposals (up to 1000 words when appropriate include images, samples, or clips). All proposals should include a title for the presentation, panel or performance, type of format preferred, length of time preferred, audio/visual and accessibility needs as well as full names, email addresses and affiliations of all the authors.

Send your completed abstract/proposal to: qsconf@unca.edu.

Registration: To register, please visit wgss.unca.edu/queerconference and fill out and mail the registration form. All speakers must register for the conference. Early Registration (due February 25, 2013) is $75 for faculty, $65 for graduate students, and $45 for undergraduate students (includes breakfasts and lunches). Full Registration (after February 25th and on site at the conference) is $85 for faculty, $75 for graduate students, and $55 for undergraduate students (includes breakfasts and lunches). Daily community passes (to attend sessions and speakers only) will be available at the conference ($20); the fee to attend only a keynote address will be $10.
Keynote Presenters
Maureen Seaton (teacher, poet, memoir writer) will present on Thursday evening.
More about Maureen, http://www.maureenseaton.com/Bio_Biblio.html
José E. Muñoz (author, performer, teacher, theorist) will present on Friday evening.
More about José, http://admin.tisch.nyu.edu/object/MunozJ.html
Adela C. Licona (author, activist, teacher, theorist) will present on Saturday morning.
More about Adela, http://www.u.arizona.edu/~aclicona/
Kickoff Plenary Session: Thursday, April 4th
"Amendment One: Where Do We Go From Here?" Panelists will include Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, Executive Director of the Campaign for Southern Equality; Bishop Donagrant L. McCluney, North Carolina Field Organizer for Southerners on New Ground; and UNC Asheville student Kaley Fry, a queer spawn activist and a Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies major who is currently an intern for COLAGE.

For additional information, visit our website: wgss.unca.edu/queerconference or address questions to Lori Horvitz, lhorvitz@unca.edu (828-251-6590) or Amy Lanou, alanou@unca.edu (828-250-2317).