The 18th annual lesbian lives conference – ‘Revolting: Bodies, Politics & Genders’ – takes place in Brighton on 11-12 February 2011. It will be hosted by the University of Brighton LGBT and Queer Life Research Hub, in conjunction with the Women’s Studies Centre, University College Dublin.
According to the official site, “the Lesbian Lives Conference is not just the world’s only annual academic conference in Lesbian Studies, it is now a large international event that draws speakers and participants from all continents and hosts the best-known as well as emerging scholars in the field.
“The conference gathers together academics, activists, performers and writers who do not otherwise have the opportunity to address such large audiences or to network across international and professional boundaries. It is also a forum for political organisation on the levels of both community activism and established international NGOs.
“Many books (academic and literary) and films (documentaries and dramas) are launched at this event and it is continually referenced in lesbian work and events internationally.
“The conference sets the parameters for debate in the manifold disciplines that now take ‘Lesbian” or ‘Lesbian Communities’ as the object of enquiry or as a category for analysis.
Still plenty of time to book your places.
However, if you would like to submit a paper, the deadline is fast approaching: November 26th 2010. By then, you need to get in your outline proposal for individual papers, sessions, round table discussions, workshops and visual presentations or performances.
Proposals are welcomed on (though are by no means limited to) the following: Revolting lesbians – Bodies beautiful and/or grotesque – Revulsion and Disgust – Freaks and Families – Shame and Shock – Feminisms and Movements – Sex – Archives and Ageing – Class – Transformations – Paranormal and Out of this World – Femmes Fatale – Cyber and Sonic – Mobility
The organisers claim aady to have received an excitingly wide range of proposals for presentations, performances and workshops and already confirmed speakers include Ali Smith, Emma Donoghue, Joan Nestle, Davina Cooper, Sarah Franklin, Caroline Gonda and Rose Collis.
Questions can be asked of and submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org