Call for Papers — deadline 31 March 2014.
NEW LITERARY & CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON VIOLENCE AND SEXUALITY
An AHRC-funded Symposium
Date: Friday, 13 June 2014
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London
Keynote: Professor Alison Donnell (Reading)
This one-day symposium examines literary and cultural engagements with, and
responses, to homophobia. It explores representations of intimate lives
lived with and against the threat of violence, and documents anti-homophobia
and other forms of resistance, to ask new questions about the interlinked
cultures, histories, experiences and politics of violence and sexuality
across time and place.
Papers may address, but are not limited to:
Literary & Cultural Histories of (Anti-) Homophobia
(Anti-) Homophobia in Fiction /Graphic Novels/Film/Popular Culture /Music /Visual Culture/Sport
Hate / Racism / Antisemitism/ Colonialism / Postcolonialism
Identities / Bodies / Gender / Class / Race
(Pre)Modernity / the Contemporary
Medicine / Law / New Knowledge Formations
Translation / Migration / Poverty / Wealth
Please email 300-word proposals for 20-minute papers, and a short biographical note, to the organiser, Dr Heike Bauer, firstname.lastname@example.org, by 31 March 2014.