18th Annual Lesbian Lives Conference - REVOLTING: BODIES, POLITICS & GENDERS 11-12 February 2011

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University of Brighton LGBT and Queer Life Research Hub (UK) in conjunction with the Women’s Studies Centre, University College Dublin
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University of Brighton's LGBTQ Life Research Hub is proud to co-host the 18th Lesbian Lives conference with University College Dublin at the University of Brighton in February 2011. It is the only annual academic conference in Lesbian Studies, bringing together academics, activists, performers and writers from all continents to network across international and professional boundaries and provides a unique forum dedicated to exploration of lesbian identity and experience.

Lesbian Lives hosts the best-known and emerging scholars in the field, and speakers such as Kate Bornstein, Emma Donoghue, Jackie Kay, Cherry Smyth, Del La Grace Volcano, Sarah Waters and academics such as Sara Ahmed, Terry Castle, Laura Doan, Lillian Faderman, Sarah Franklin, Clare Hemmings, Alison Hennegan, Sally R. Munt, Eve Sedgwick, Helena Whitbread, Bonnie Zimmerman among many others have contributed to the conference over the years.

Conference convenors of this two-day international and interdisciplinary conference now welcome proposals from academics, scholars, students, activists, documentary and film-makers, writers and artists.
Proposals are welcomed on (though are by no means limited to) the following:
Revolting lesbians - Bodies beautiful and/or grotesque - Revulsion and Disgust - Freaks and Families - Shame and Shock - Feminisms and Movements - Sex - Archives and Ageing - Class - Transformations - Paranormal and Out of this World - Femmes Fatale - Cyber and Sonic – Mobility.

The conference organisers welcome proposals for (A) individual papers, (B) sessions, (C) round table discussions, (D) workshops and (E) visual presentations or performances. You can find more information on presentation formats on our website.

E-mail proposals (up to 300 words) to LGBTQ@brighton.ac.uk or post them to:

Lesbian Lives conference
c/o Dr Kath Browne
University of Brighton
School of the Environment & Technology
Cockcroft Building, Lewes Road
Brighton BN2 4GJ
The closing date for the submission of proposals is Friday 26th November 2010.

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