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15 September 2007 @ 11:32 am
Hunter College, NYC
Keynote Speaker: Lisa Duggan
November 17

The Twilight of Queerness?

Too much contemporary Queer/LGBT political activism and scholarship is bogged down by bitterly dichotomous academic disputes. The marriage/anti-marriage and relational/anti-relational debates, for instance, wildly miss a larger political and intellectual potential for queer studies to be a project that breaks apart and surpasses ideological binaries.

Queer CUNY VIII: The Twilight of Queerness? is a student conference that seeks to end reductionist political discourse. The organizers contend that the original possibilities of queer theory, while inspiring, have not been fully realized, and aim to provide more than just space in which to consider this quandary. Instead, the conference will encourage queer students, activists, teachers, community members, and others to imagine life and scholarship beyond the limits of ongoing dichotomy and division.

The organizers seek presenters who are working in relation to queer
studies in terms that speak to a forum without national boundaries,
that reimagine gender taxonomy and make significant attempts to
reshape both the terms of queer scholarship and current political

CFP in interdisciplinary queer studies for panels on: immigration;
queer/trans sex work; religion and faith; intergenerational and aging
issues; visual culture and media; transnational activism;
historiography; surveillance of sexuality; and reimagination of
kinship and family.

Anyone interested in participating is invited to send questions, comments, or abstracts to Taylor Black at QueerCUNY@gmail.com.
Lila Futuransky: willow/taraheyiya on September 15th, 2007 03:39 pm (UTC)
This keeps coming up on my flist and I want to go so badly... Unfortunately I have plans to be in San Francisco that weekend, but darn it! I had been hoping that maybe a conference I could apply to would come up in NY so I could combine it with a trip to visit a friend, and this would be so perfect. :(

(Also, hello. I believe we met in a cafe in LA with de_cryptic. Small world, etc. :)
indigo_blackindigo_black on September 15th, 2007 03:41 pm (UTC)
Someone posted the other day that this conference was advertised as being in April of this year so I think we've missed it anyway unless it was rescheduled.
Lila Futuranskyheyiya on September 15th, 2007 03:43 pm (UTC)
It was rescheduled, I think; it's November 17 now. I wanted to go when it was posted in April as well but I had used up my travel budget! Now is my second chance and I still can't go. :(
indigo_blackindigo_black on September 15th, 2007 03:45 pm (UTC)
Darn. That sucks. I hate overlaps. But on the upside, you'll be in SF which is always a good time. I miss it. I've been back less than a month and want to be there again. Be sure to go to a great crepe place in the Castro called Squat and Gobble. Or maybe it's Gobble and Squat. Anyhow, the words 'squat' and 'gobble' are both in the name of the place. And it's damn good crepes.
Forget Yr Calculusstarfrosting on September 15th, 2007 04:30 pm (UTC)
Yep, it's been rescheduled, and if you can make it or present something that would be fabulous.
Duncan Major and Alanna Feltcarmel_devine on September 16th, 2007 02:27 pm (UTC)
do you know if the college provides any help in terms of travel expenses?
Forget Yr Calculusstarfrosting on September 16th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
my understanding is that CUNY is unfortunately unable to provide a travel fund.