CFP: GLBTQ Aging Issues (10/28/05; NWSA, 6/15/06-6/18/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Leni Marshall
contact email: 



National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)
Oakland, California (Bay Area)
June 15-18, 2006
For more conference details, see

Abstract deadline: October 28, 2005

The theme of the NWSA conference is "Locating
Women's Studies: Formations of Power and
Resistance." The NWSA's Aging and Ageism Caucus
is sponsoring panels devoted to locating age and
ageing within feminist inquiry.

Possible angles
What is the history/sociology/literature/etc. of
queer aging? What can be done to make queer
organizations more welcoming to old queers? What
kinds of age-related activism works? How does the
medicalization of old age elide or rewrite the
experiences of queer aging? How are the dynamics
of the queer community evolving as the stigma
associated with queerness changes? How do senior
care homes and retirement facilities need to
change to be more queer-friendly? What are the
best places to be queer and old, particularly for
queers of color? How can queer couples plan for
old age, long term care, and end-of-life
decisions? What are trans-specific aging issues
(or bi-specific, or…)? Are queers really more
prepared than heterosexuals for the social "Othering" of aging?

Send 250-word abstracts or full papers by October
28th, 2003. Email submissions preferred.

Please include your full name, institutional
affiliation (if applicable), mailing address, and
email address (if available) in the proposal.

Leni Marshall
University of Minnesota
Department of English
1410 Judicial Road
Northfield, MN 55057

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