Call for Papers: Lesbian Lives XIX – Masquerades

Call for Papers

Lesbian Lives XIX

‘Masquerades’


Friday 17 – Saturday 18 February 2012

University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland

Conference convenors of this two-day international and interdisciplinary conference now welcome proposals from academics, scholars, students, activists, documentary and film-makers, writers and artists for (A) individual papers, (B) sessions, (C) round table discussions, (D) workshops,

and (E) visual presentations.

  1. Individual Papers: Individual papers should last 20 minutes (c. 2,400 words). Individuals should submit: (1) paper title, (2) abstract (c. 100 words), (3) biography (c. 100-150 words), (4) institutional affiliation and address, (5) audio-visual requirements.
  2. Sessions: Panels of academic papers should include 3 speakers and 1 moderator. Each paper should last for 20 minutes (c. 2,400 words), with a further 30 minutes for questions and discussion. Proposers should submit (1) session title, (2) paper titles, (3) abstracts for each paper (c. 100 words), (3) biography for each participant (c. 100-150 words), (4) institutional affiliation and address for each participant, (5) audio-visual requirements.
  3. Round Table Discussions: Round table discussions should include 6 speakers and 1 moderator. Each paper should last for 10 minutes (c. 1,200 words), with a further 30 minutes for questions and discussion. Proposers should submit (1) round table title, (2) rationale for round table (c. 100 words), (3) biography for each participant (c. 100-150 words), (4) institutional affiliation and address for each participant, (5) audio-visual requirements.
  4. Workshops: Workshops last 90 minutes. Proposers should submit (1) workshop title, (2) rationale for workshop (c. 100 words), (3) biography (c. 100-150 words), (4) institutional affiliation and address (if relevant)
  5. Visual presentations; documentary, video, art or media presentations by individuals or groups are welcomed.

Proposals are welcomed on (though are by no means limited to) the following issues:

Masks, Hiding, Secrets and Lies, Passing, Pretence, Vision, Bodies, Gender, Sexualities, Performance, Closet, Histories, Literature, Politics, Identity, Stories, Inner & Outer Worlds, money, Family, Marriage, Relationships, Butch Fem, Trans, Life & Stage, Structure, Institutions

E-mail proposals to be sent to lesbian.lives@ucd.ie or posted to:

Lesbian Lives XVIII:
‘Masquerades’

Women’s Studies,
James Joyce Library Building,

University College Dublin

Belfield, Dublin 4

Ireland.

The closing date for the submission of proposals is Friday 30th November 2011.

Visit http://www.ucd.ie/socialjustice/womensstudies/ for conference updates. Follow us on Facebook

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