[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: Civil Rights Discourse in Post-Stonewall LGBTQ Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Westengard

DUE: October 14th, 2013

Northeast Modern Language Association 2014 Convention, April 3-6, 2014
in Harrisburg, PA

Area: Women's and Gender Studies

Panel: Civil Rights Discourse in Post-Stonewall LGBTQ Texts

LGBTQ activist discourse often turns to the black civil rights movement as model and analogy. This panel seeks to examine the way post-Stonewall LGBTQ cultural productions work both within and against civil rights discourse and "like race" analogies. How have the successes and failures of the black civil rights movement informed contemporary LGBTQ texts? How can texts acknowledge and complicate intersections and divergences between identity-based movements? To what degree does the notion of identity itself contribute to reductive approaches to complex social issues? How can LGBTQ cultural producers respond productively to the conflicting demands of pragmatic and revolutionary politics? Papers addressing a variety of genres and media, including fiction, poetry, drama, performance art, visual art, film, and television, are welcome.

Send 250 word abstracts and a brief CV by October 14th to Laura Westengard, lwestengard@citytech.cuny.edu