2011 Queer Studies Conference

Location: Asheville, NC March 31 through April 2, 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS - Queer /kweer/v., n., & adj. • v. 1 to transgress boundaries. 2 to change lives. 3 to...
2011 Queer Studies Conference at UNC Asheville
March 31 through April 2, 2011, Asheville, NC

The UNC Asheville Queer Studies conference is dedicated to the investigation of genders and sexualities. All GLBTQ-related proposals will be considered. We welcome a range of approaches and participants, including faculty, graduate, community members and undergraduate students.  All formats will be considered, including paper presentations (15 minutes), panels (60 to 75 minutes), workshops, readings, exhibitions, film screenings and performances. Paper presentations will be organized into groups of 3 to 4 papers.

Elaborations on the theme Queer as an Active Verb might include:

* queer bodies: living in, caring for marked bodies

* queer activism—means and/or outcomes

* investigations of shame, privilege, home, reclamation

* queer rights and voices in the classroom, health care and workplaces

* queer youth—lived experience and activism

* transgender, gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or intersexed action or voices

* legal, cultural, social barriers and opportunities

* queer representations, expressions and cultures in art, literature, craft, and performance

* gender roles and identity politics

* queer discussions of race, disability, and/or class

Panel proposals & paper abstracts as well as details on proposed art exhibitions, film screenings and performances due December 6, 2010.

Email individual abstract (up to 500 words), panel proposals (up to 700 words) and other proposals (up to 1000 words when appropriate include images, samples, or clips) to: Sophie Mills, Professor and Chair, Classics Department, UNC Asheville smills@unca.edu

Registration: To register, please visit www.unca.edu/queer.

All speakers must be register for the conference. Early Registration (includes breakfasts and lunches) is $75 for faculty, $65 for graduate students, $45 for undergraduate students and is due February 25th, 2011. Full Registration (includes breakfast and lunches; $85 faculty, $75 graduate students, $55 undergraduate students) payable at time of conference. Daily community passes (for sessions and speakers only) will be available at the conference ($20); the fee to attend a only a keynote will be $10.

Keynote Presenters
Eli Clare (writer, activist, teacher, poet): Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 7:30 PM
ShaneSnowdon (LGBTQ center director, editor, activist): Friday, April 1, 2011 at 4:00 PM
Sassafras Lowery (activist, author/editor: Kicked Out): Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Invited Performer
Jennie McNulty
(comedienne, activist): evening of Friday, April 1, 2011

For additional information, visit our website:  www.unca.edu/queeror address questions to Amy Lanou alanou@unca.edu(828-250-2317) or Cynn Chadwick cchadwic@unca.edu(828-251-6579).