CFP: Sex Matters: Sexualities Across the Disciplines (grad) (1/16/06; 2/25/06)

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Dane Barca
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Sex Matters: Sexualities across the Disciplines
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
February 25, 2006
University of California, Riverside

        This conference is a millennial appraisal of the functions of
sexualities that will be conducted through a broad interdisciplinary
program that seeks to bring together perspectives from the science,
humanities, social science and artistic communities. The blanket term
"sexuality" is no longer sufficient to encompass the diverse manners
in which the term is articulated in popular and academic spheres.
Through a series of posters, panels, and talks, this conference seeks
to voice the plurality of discourses surrounding the different
"sexualities" that we encounter in our researches. Enjoy free food
and drink, engaging presentations, adding to your cv, and the
opportunity to schmooze with the greater graduate community. The best
panel presentations will be published in the conference proceedings.
In addition to artistic submissions, we welcome interdisciplinary
proposals for papers, posters, and panel discussions on, but not
limited to the following topics:

chemical and hormonal sexualities
gender theory and desires
reading sexualities in literature
the private lives of plants
biomedical approaches to sexualities
post-Foucaultian sexualities
performance theory
queer theory
sexualities in philosophical discourse
animal husbandry & zoological sexualities
romancing the stoner: drugs and sexualities
sexualities before 1860
representations of sexual disease
the passions of proteins
classical sexualities
sexualities in the market economy
insect sexualities
cross-cultural sexualities
media studies and sexualities
non-Eurocentric sexualities
sex trafficking

Individual proposals should be less than 250 words and sent in the
text of an email (no attachments). Specify whether your proposal is
for a panel or poster presentation. Please include your departmental
affiliation and a one sentence summary of your research interests.
Proposals will be accepted on or before January 16, 2006 at the
following email address: ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Fri Dec 09 2005 - 15:18:45 EST