Protean Desires: Queering the Body, Transforming the Text
April 22nd 2016
Singleton Abbey, University of Swansea
CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 18 MARCH
Keynote Speaker: Professor Stephen Guy-Bray (University of British Columbia) ‘The Location of Queerness’
We are inviting proposals for 20-minute papers exploring Gender Fluidity and Queer Theory across disciplines and historical periods. We welcome proposals from postgraduate and early career researchers as well as established scholars. Papers on the theme of fluidity of identity – within textual self-performance, or in the transmission of ideas between periods and disciplines, for example – will be especially welcome. But we encourage submissions on any topic, which may include the following:
- The Relationship between Bodies and Texts
- Queer Theoretical Approaches to the Body
- The Articulation of Desire, both Historicised and De-Historicised
- Transgender and Intersex Identity
- Queerness and the Transmission & Consumption of Texts
- Gender Identity & Modernity/Postmodernity
Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to Jack Orchard (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Maria Zygogianni (email@example.com) by 18th March 2016.
Swansea University (7th September 2015): A Century On: Modernist Studies in Wales – The Inaugural MONC Conference
Report by Lucy Jeffery (Swansea University)
Conveners: Elaine Cabuts (National Museum of Wales/Aberystwyth University), Elizabeth English (Cardiff Metropolitan University), John Goodby (Swansea University), Emma West (Cardiff University), Diana Wallace (University of South Wales).
Modernist Network Cymru’s (MONC) first public conference was a great success. Held at Swansea University’s Singleton Park campus, this one-day conference entitled ‘A Century On: Modernist Studies in Wales’ dipped into the wide ranging research going on in and around Wales. With a Celtic aspect either directly, obliquely, or not at all apparent; MONC open-mindedly welcomed a variety of speakers to give an informative snapshot into the academic groundswell we all belong to. Continue reading “Conference report: A Century On: Modernist Studies in Wales”
Our inaugural conference, ‘A Century On: Modernist Studies in Wales’, is being held in the James Callaghan Building at Swansea University’s Singleton Park campus. Please visit http://www.swansea.ac.uk/the-university/location/directions/ for directions to the campus; a campus map can be downloaded from the same page or via http://www.swansea.ac.uk/media/CampusPlan.pdf. The James Callaghan building is number 4.
Car parking is available at the adjacent Recreation Ground Car Park (£3.50 a day); for full details, please see http://www.swansea.ac.uk/the-university/location/directions/.
Postgraduate travel bursaries
Thanks to the support of the British Association for Modernist Studies (BAMS), we are now able to offer limited travel bursaries to postgraduate speakers. Those speakers wishing to apply for such a bursary should keep all travel receipts and we will be in touch with details of how to claim after the conference.
The James Callaghan Building is wheelchair accessible; for full access information please contact modernistnetworkcymru[at]gmail.com and we can address your specific needs.
Unfortunately we are not able to offer accommodation for those wishing to stay overnight. Swansea Conference Services have recommended either Hurst Dene B&B or properties listed on http://www.visitswanseabay.com/ for those who wish to book private accommodation.