1st global Conference: Queer Sexualities 13-15 May 2011 Warsaw, Poland

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20 years since the reclamation of the word 'queer' by the LGBTQ community this conference would like to take a closer look at broad themes of queer sexualities through time and space, non-normative sexual constructions and queer sexual identities from a diverse range of perspectives by scholars working in various academic disciplines. Yet our meaning of the word queer is not limited to the non-mainstream sexuality as we opt for inclusion of 'unusual' heterosexual practices into the 'queer domain' in order not to discriminate but understand, include and accept.

Papers, reports, work-in-progress and workshops are invited on issues related to the following themes:

* the role of historical forces in shaping queer sexuality(ies)
* historiography of queer sexualities
* the politics of queer sexualities
* queertopias and the politics of gender
* queer identities/sexualities in literature and art
* queer sexualities and the body – literary and non-literary representations and resistances of non-normative corporeality
* beyond queer sex and sexuality
* queerotica vs. queerporn
* queer sexualities and performativity
* queer sexualities and age
* queer sexualities and theory (queer theory, straight queer theory, sexuality studies, disability studies, feminist perspective, fat studies etc;)

The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. Papers will also be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 26th November 2010. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 1st April 2011.

300 word abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract.
E-mails should be entitled: QS1 Abstract Submission.

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs

Malwina Degórska (Conference Leader)
English Department
University of Szczecin
Szczecin, Poland
E-mail: mdegorska@gmail.com

Barbara Braid
English Department,
University of Szczecin,
Szczecin, Poland
E-mail: barbara.braid@gmail.com

Rob Fisher
Network Founder and Network Leader,
Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.
E-mail: qs@inter-disciplinary.net


The conference is part of the At the Interface programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting. All papers accepted for and presented at the conference will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s).