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The Gay return: Queer Representation revisits, challenges, and new directions.

Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 9:08pm
Sarah Baker Auckland University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 20, 2023

It has been around 40 years since Vito Russo wrote the pioneering book The Celluloid Closet (1981) that catalogued the long painful history of gay representation in Hollywood film. The Celluloid Closet was produced during the AIDS epidemic and was one of many texts that drew attention to the lack of gay representation both before the 1980s and catalogued the changes that were occurring in gay media representation at the time. Lesbian representation has been historically represented by invisibility though was also impacted by the change in representation that the AIDS epidemic started. Gay male representation was always problematic while lesbians were invisible and heavily affected by the stigma of AIDS at this time.

GeoSym 2023: Spatiality and Sustainability

Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 9:50am
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 6, 2022

Biodiversity loss, the warming of cities, increasing cost and demand of housing with limited supply, and many other topics are issues relating to spatiality and sustainability. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Department of Geography and Sustainability seeks to highlight Spatiality and Sustainability as meeting points for a broad range of disciplines exploring the changing distribution of both human and natural elements on our planet across space and time. We invite the submission of abstracts from undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty from all disciplines with a strong emphasis on the interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of space/time research.

"Pornography, Propaganda, Representation"

Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 4:47pm
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

This seminar investigates “pornography” and “propaganda” as two categories that attempt to set boundaries around acceptable language. They work as genre designations as often as they work as aesthetic judgements and denunciations. When an object, a picture, or a text is accused of being pornographic or propagandistic, it stands accused of using representational force in an unacceptable way – too direct, too explicit, too symbolic, too something to accord with the idealized sincerity and critical openness of acceptable, normal, or mainstream discourse, of speech that should be unquestionably “free.” 

Postcolonial Infrastructure [EXTENDED]

Friday, January 6, 2023 - 5:48am
Annual Conference of the German Association for Postcolonial Studies (GAPS) University of Konstanz, 18-20 May 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Extended Deadline: 31 January 2023


Mobility systems, urban planning, markets, educational facilities, digital appliances: infrastructure organizes social life, assigns subject positions, and enables or prevents cultural exchange. Yet its powerful role often goes unnoticed as most infrastructure is designed to recede into the half-conscious background of daily life. In recent years, researchers in several fields have begun to uncover the sociopolitical hierarchies and resistant forces at work in the construction, maintenance, transformation, and dismantling of infrastructure. Postcolonial studies has much to contribute to this research—and vice versa.

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples

Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 4:44pm
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples
Call for Papers: Indigenous Modernities
Link: http://www.alternative.ac.nz
Indigenous societies around the world are reimagining themselves, foregrounding elements of historic and/or traditional cultures and emphasizing their ‘indigeneity’. Within the context of Western modernities and urbanization, indigenous identities are being renewed or reconstructed and new conceptions of the indigenous self are emerging.