CFP Sex, Gender, and Sexuality : Postgraduate Perspectives

Publié le 27 mars par Heta Rundgren

****FINAL REMINDER ?DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION : 1 APRIL 2017****

*Date and Place :* Saturday 29 July 2017, University of Leicester
*Deadline for Submission of Abstracts :* 1 April 2017
*Keynote Speaker :* Dr Owen Heathcote (Senior Research Fellow in Modern
French Studies, University of Bradford), "Are There Two Sexes ? From
Antoinette Fouque’s *Il y a deux sexes* to "le mariage pour tous"
("Marriage for All") ?

This workshop is generously supported by the Society for French Studies,
the School of Arts at the University of Leicester, and the University of
Leicester Interdisciplinary Gender and Sexuality Research Cluster.

The organization of sex, gender, and sexuality is intrinsic to human culture, and the reinforcement and transgression of gender and sexual binaries a long tradition. Feminism and, more recently, the gay liberation movement, have exposed and begun to challenge the gender and sexual inequalities embedded in human societies - often successfully. Theresa May’s succession as British prime minister is perhaps the latest indication of the progress that women have made in the public sphere since they were given the right to vote less than 100 years ago. In France, the introduction of equal marriage in 2013 suggests that the emancipation of sexual minorities is continuing, yet far-right organizations persist in opposing gender and sexual progressivism. Moreover, the recent terrorist attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando testifies to how far a minority are prepared to go to contest the emancipation of sexual minorities. These events foreground the current relevance of issues of sex, gender, and sexuality and provide a rich context in which constructive discussions of
these issues can take place.

We invite proposals for *20-minute papers* that address the themes of sex, gender, and sexuality, broadly focusing on how gender and sexual norms are being deconstructed or reinforced. As this is a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary event, papers may focus on any language area but should be delivered in *English*, including quotations and titles. Original-language versions may, however, be provided alongside the English translation. Topics could include but are not limited to :
- Feminism
- Queer theory
- Gender/sexuality and/in society (culture, the media, politics,
etc.)
- Gender/sexuality and/in the arts (film, literature, translation,
etc.)
- Gender/sexual discrimination, stereotyping, violence, etc.
- Gender/sexual identity
- Gender/sexuality and the body
- Gender/sexuality and the family
- Ideologies of gender/sexuality
- Sex

Delegates will also be invited to participate in a round-table reading discussion focusing on three influential texts within gender and sexuality studies. The choice of texts will be confirmed at a later date. This component will allow participants to critically examine and improve their understanding of some of the central theories within the discipline.

Please send abstracts of 200 ?250 words along with details of your institution, year of study, and the subject of your research project to Robert Payne (rop3@le.ac.uk) and Karol Valderrama-Burgos (kcvb3@le.ac.uk) by *1 April 2017*. Informal enquiries are also welcome.

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