Lavender Languages & Linguistics 24
University of Nottingham, 28-30 April 2017
Call for Papers for session : Language, Sexuality, and Terrorism in the United States, France, and Beyond
This panel for the Lavender Languages & Linguistics Conference, will adopt an intersectional approach to examine language, sexuality, and terrorism in the United States, France, and other sites. Scholars working on language-focused papers in any disciplinary background are encouraged to submit a proposal and we would be particularly keen to receive papers focusing on recent events in Orlando, Nice, or other cities, and as well as language-focused papers that reexamine the scholarship on homo-nationalism in light of such events. Please send proposals by October 1, 2016.Contact : Denis Provencher (U Arizona) : email@example.com
The Lavender Languages & Linguistics conference series has a rich history of examining language use and representation in relation to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and/or queer life, as well as language and sexuality more broadly. In April 2017, LavLang will be held in the UK for the first time, having been hosted annually by American University (Washington, D.C.) since 1993. We anticipate that, by bringing LavLang24 to Europe, more students and scholars with an interest in language and sexuality will be able to join our conversation.
Keynote speakers are : Dr Helen Sauntson, York St John University (UK), and Professor Paul Baker, Lancaster University (UK). The conference will also include remarks on the past and future of language and sexuality research by Professor William Leap, American University (USA).
The conference series proudly maintains a "no attitude" atmosphere, which will continue at LavLang24 in Nottingham : all attendees should feel welcome in what will be a supportive and collaborative space.
Call for papers
We invite abstracts for presentations which explore both macro and micro contexts, but which acknowledge the need to position research into site-specific practices within broader contexts of social, cultural and linguistic theory. Papers will be presented in English, but research on all linguistic contexts is welcomed and encouraged. Possible topics include, but are by no means limited to :
· Language, sexuality and pedagogy
· LGBTQ+ discourse
· Literary and media representations of LGBTQ+ life
· (Anti)homophobic and transphobic discourses, and other languages of discrimination
· Pornography and/or the language of desire
· Queer linguistics and (hetero/homo)normativity
· Variationist approaches to LGBTQ+ language/identity
· Intersectionality, language, and sexual identity
· Language, sexuality, and affect
Abstracts are invited for individual papers, poster presentations, and panels. Panel organisers are responsible for the invitation and selection of abstracts, and the submission of a panel proposal : there should be between 4-8 papers included in a panel. You are welcome to advertise a call for submissions to your panel via our website, where we will have a section entitled ‘Sessions under development’ ; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange this.
All abstracts should be no more than 250 words. Proposals for panels should include an overall abstract (also 250 words) as well as titles and abstracts for all intended panel members. All paper presentations, including those within panels, will be a maximum of 20 minutes.
Deadline for individual abstracts and panel proposals : 3rd October 2016
Abstract submissions will open in June 2016 via our website www.nottingham.ac.uk/go/lavlang24.