Calls for Papers

CFP: Protean Desires: Queering the Body, Transforming the Text, Symposium at Swansea University, 22nd April 2016

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 by 15th March 2016.