MLA 2024: Queer Theory and Psychoanalysis (Guaranteed Panel) UPDATE
deadline for submissions:
March 29, 2023
full name / name of organization:
The MLA’s Forum on Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Literature solicits abstracts for a guaranteed panel at the January 2024 MLA Convention in Philadelphia on queer theory and psychoanalysis. We particularly welcome theoretical and archival scholarship that centers LGBTQI+ theorists, artists, intellectuals, and writers.
Queer theory embraces psychoanalysis and its speculative concepts as crucial elements of counter-identitarian critical practice. Yet the relationship between these two fields remains under-examined. Topics of particular interest include:
- Queer theory as an influence on psychoanalytic theory and/or clinical practice
- Contemporary and historical queer critiques of psychoanalysis, especially lesser-known and extra-canonical critiques
- Psychoanalytic eclecticism in queer theory; eclectic queer theorists such as the late Leo Bersani
- Historical and contemporary psychoanalytic homo- and transphobia
Submit 300-word abstracts and one-page CV to Dorothy Stringer (email@example.com) by March 24, 2023.