CFP: Black Cultural Interventions into Gender and Sexuality Studies (12/15/06; 3/23/07-3/24/07)

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Call for Papers

University of Florida 1st Annual Black Cultural Interventions into Gender
and Sexuality Studies (Past, Present, and Future) March 23-24, 2007

This conference will allow scholars to have extended conversation about how
the representation, regulation, consumption, identity, and production of
black culture contribute to the broadening of gender and sexuality studies.
For this conference, culture means the production of vernacular traditions,
oral traditions, political prose, film, art (print, visual, media), dance,
performance, and written traditions (such as manuscripts and books), as well
as a wide range of sociopolitical ideologies, literary history, and
technologies. Key questions that the conference seeks to address: How have
black cultural studies impacted gender and sexuality studies? How does the
continued commodification of black culture impact black discourses of gender
and sexuality? How do we locate the multiple and historical sexual
discourses of African diasporic communities? Does African Diasporic culture
offer alternatives to Western binaries of gender and sexuality? What role
does performativity play in Black discourses of gender and sexuality? What
do cultural technologies suggest for the future of gender and sexuality in
Black communities? Panel and paper topics can cover a broad range of
themes and concerns.

Please submit 250-word proposals (MS word) for papers, workshops, panels,
roundtable discussions, and performances to Dr. Stallings
( and Amy Ongiri ( by
December 15, 2006.

Information on conference speakers, hotels, and updates may be viewed at the
conference website:

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