This is a london-based conference, taking place on Tuesday 24 May 2011 that aims to bring together scholars who are doing cutting-edge theoretical and/or empirical research on the intersection of religion/spirituality and gender/sexuality in contemporary society.
The conference will explore the multi-facetedness of this intersection with a particular focus on the everyday context:
– characterised by its messiness, fluidity, ‘taken-for-grantedness’, limits, and contentiousness;
– constituted by identities, subjectivities, experiences, emotions, bodies and desires;
– played out on individual and collective levels of spaces and politics.
By religion/spirituality the organisers refer to all kinds of religious and spiritual cultures, movements, traditions and groups.
This deliberately small-scale conference, involving no more than 12 participants, will provide a platform for in-depth and productive dialogue.
The organisers Prof. Peter Nynäs, of Abo Akademi University, Finland and Dr Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip, University of Nottingham, UK are in the process of securing a contract to produce an edited volume based on the accepted papers.
Refreshments and lunch will be provided on the day.
If you’d like to submit a paper, you need first to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words, alongside a brief biographical note (max. 150 words) to one of the organisers by 31 January 2011.