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Lavender Languages Institute 2020

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:30pm
Florida Atlantic University Lavendar Languages Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

LAVENDER LANGUAGES INSTITUTEJune 14-23, 2020 at Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL United States)

The third annual Lavender Languages Institute at Florida Atlantic University offers 10 days of in-class class discussion, research opportunities and informal conversations exploring topics of current interest in language and sexuality studies, queer linguistics, and various lavender language themes. The institute begins with a day-long orientation session on Sunday, June 14th. This session includes Institute faculty presentations exploring current debates in queer theory and queer linguistics.

Making Space: Literary Constructions of Identity and Community

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:29pm
University of Minnesota English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 3, 2020

Making Space: Literary Constructions of Identity and Community

April 24, 2020

A Graduate Conference in the Department of English, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

The concept of “making space” is both powerful and problematic. Making space for different identities and communities feels necessary—as Virginia Woolf so importantly emphasizes, a “room of one’s own” is imperative for claiming, creating, and expressing intellectual identity. Yet mere rhetoric about making space for difference risks condescension and absolution from the difficult work of community formation. This tension encourages us to ask: who is making space for whom? Who is included and excluded in this space-making?

(DEADLINE EXTENDED) CFP: The Medieval at Home: Domesticity in the Middle Ages

updated: 
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 3:16pm
Cornell University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 16, 2019

The Medieval at Home: Domesticity in the Middle Ages

The Medieval Studies Program at Cornell University is pleased to announce its thirtieth annual graduate student colloquium, which will take place on the 15th of February 2020 at the A.D. White House on Cornell’s Ithaca, NY campus.