CFP: Twilight of Queerness: from Binaries to Connectivity (no deadline noted; Queer CUNY, 4/7/07-4/8/07)

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taylor black
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Hunter College, New York City
April 7-8, 2007

Twilight of Queerness:
from Binaries to Connectivity

Most current LGBT political activism focuses on the
marriage/anti-marriage debate, and accordingly, scholarship debate
disputes relational/anti-relational ideologies. Both grossly miss a
larger political and intellectual potential for queer studies and that
the definition of discreet identity binaries is, itself, destructive
to a truly radical and progressive discourse.

QUEER CUNY VIII is a student conference that seeks the end of the
isolationist queer political discourse and towards what Lisa Duggan,
who will be delivering the conference's keynote address, thought of as
a time when "we might find ways of thinking, speaking, writing, and
acting that are engaged and curious…that are respectfully affiliative
and dialogic, that look for the hopeful spots to expand upon."
Further, the conference will make a space where queer students,
activists, teachers, community members, etc are able to imagine and
discuss what life might be like beyond the limits of ongoing dichotomy
and division.

The organizers seek presenters who are working in relation to queer
studies in terms that speak to a forum without national boundaries,
that reimagine gender taxonomy and make significant attempts to
reshape both the terms of queer scholarship and current political

Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to send abstracts to

CFP in interdisciplinary queer studies for panels on: immigration;
queer/trans sex work; religion and faith; intergenerational and aging
issues; visual culture and media; transnational activism;
historiography; surveillance of sexuality; and reimagination of
kinship and family.

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