2013 Queer Studies Conference-Queering Spaces/Queering Borders

-Call for Proposals-Deadline November 26, 2012*

This year the conference theme is Queering Spaces/Queering Borders which is
likely to intersect with many disciplines. Please consider proposing a
paper, panel, workshop, exhibit, or performance.

Also, please forward this to colleagues or students who you think might be
interested presenting their work at the conference in April. We invite a
diverse representation of approaches and participants, including faculty,
staff, graduate students, community members and undergraduate students.
 All formats will be considered, including paper presentations (15
minutes), panels (60 to 75 minutes), workshops, exhibitions, film
screenings, and performances.

Elaborations on the theme *Queering Spaces/Queering Borders *might include:

* borders: legal, cultural, faith-based, social barriers and opportunities
for queer bodies/voices

* queer discussions of race, disability, ethnicity, class

* crossroads and borderlands: queering immigration/emigration

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

* queering gender borders, identities, spaces

* queer bodies: living in, caring for marked bodies

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

* queer activism: means and/or outcomes

* investigations of shame, privilege, home, space, reclamation

* queer youth/older adults: lived experience and activism

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

*The deadline for submissions is November 26, 2012*. The full CFP is
attached. You may also visit our website at: wgss.unca.edu/queerconference

Please email individual paper abstracts (up to 500 words), panel and
workshop proposals
(up to 700 words) and other proposals (up to 1000 words when appropriate
images, samples, or clips). All proposals should include a title for the
presentation, panel or
performance, type of format preferred, length of time preferred,
audio/visual and accessibility
needs as well as full names, email addresses and affiliations of all the

Send your completed abstract/proposal to: qsconf@unca.edu.

Registration: To register, please visit wgss.unca.edu/queerconference and
fill out and mail
the registration form. All speakers must register for the conference. Early
Registration (due
February 25, 2013) is $75 for faculty, $65 for graduate students, and $45
for undergraduate
students (includes breakfasts and lunches). Full Registration (after
February 25th and on site
at the conference) is $85 for faculty, $75 for graduate students, and $55
for undergraduate
students (includes breakfasts and lunches). Daily community passes (to
attend sessions and
speakers only) will be available at the conference ($20); the fee to attend
only a keynote
address will be $10.

Keynote Presenters::

Maureen Seaton (teacher, poet, memoir writer) will present on Thursday
More about Maureen, http://www.maureenseaton.com/Bio_Biblio.html

Jos� E. Mu�oz (author, performer, teacher, theorist) will present on Friday
More about Jos�, http://admin.tisch.nyu.edu/object/MunozJ.html

Adela C. Licona (author, activist, teacher, theorist) will present on
Saturday morning.
More about Adela, http://www.u.arizona.edu/~aclicona/

Kickoff Plenary Session: Thursday, April 4th
“Amendment One: Where Do We Go From Here?” Panelists will include Rev.
Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, Executive Director of the Campaign for Southern
Bishop Donagrant L. McCluney, North Carolina Field Organizer for
Southerners on New
Ground; and UNC Asheville student Kaley Fry, a queer spawn activist and a
Women, Gender
and Sexuality Studies major who is currently an intern for COLAGE.

For additional information, visit our website: wgss.unca.edu/queerconferenceor
address questions to Lori Horvitz, lhorvitz@unca.edu (828-251-6590) or Amy
alanou@unca.edu (828-250-2317).

Amy Joy Lanou and Lori Horvitz, Co-chairs of the Queer Studies Conference
Organizing Committee

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