Protean Desires Symposium:
Queering the Body, Transforming the Text
Call for Papers
April 22nd 2016, Singleton Abbey, University of Swansea
Keynote Speaker: Professor Stephen Guy-Bray (University of British Columbia)
‘The Location of Queerness’
The Swansea University Centre for Research into Gender, Culture and Society (GENCAS) are inviting proposals for 20-minute papers exploring Gender Fluidity and Queer Theory across disciplines and historical periods. We welcome proposals from postgraduate and early career researchers as well as established scholars. Papers on the theme of fluidity of identity – within textual self-performance, or in the transmission of ideas between periods and disciplines, for example – will be especially welcome.
Suggested topics for submission include the following:
The Relationship between Bodies and Texts
Queer Theoretical Approaches to the Body
The Articulation of Desire, both Historicised and De-Historicised
Transgender and Intersex Identity
Queerness and the Transmission & Consumption of Texts
Gender Identity & Modernity/Postmodernity
Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to Jack Orchard and Maria Zygogianni at firstname.lastname@example.org by 15th March 2016.