[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: Civil Rights Discourse in Post-Stonewall LGBTQ Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Westengard
contact email: 
lwestengard@citytech.cuny.edu

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED
DUE: October 14th, 2013

Northeast Modern Language Association 2014 Convention, April 3-6, 2014
in Harrisburg, PA

Area: Women's and Gender Studies
(http://nemla.org/convention/2014/cfp_womensstudies.html)

Panel: Civil Rights Discourse in Post-Stonewall LGBTQ Texts

LGBTQ activist discourse often turns to the black civil rights movement as model and analogy. This panel seeks to examine the way post-Stonewall LGBTQ cultural productions work both within and against civil rights discourse and “like race” analogies. How have the successes and failures of the black civil rights movement informed contemporary LGBTQ texts? How can texts acknowledge and complicate intersections and divergences between identity-based movements? To what degree does the notion of identity itself contribute to reductive approaches to complex social issues? How can LGBTQ cultural producers respond productively to the conflicting demands of pragmatic and revolutionary politics? Papers addressing a variety of genres and media, including fiction, poetry, drama, performance art, visual art, film, and television, are welcome.

Send 250 word abstracts and a brief CV by October 14th to Laura Westengard, lwestengard@citytech.cuny.edu

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
poetry
popular_culture
theatre
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond