UCLA’s 13th Annual Queer Studies Conference October 14-15, 2011

UCLA's Queer Studies Conference Fashion UCLA’s 13th Annual Queer Studies Conference October 14-15, 2011

Call for Papers Deadline May 13, 2011

UCLA’s LGBTS Program is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for its upcoming Queer Studies Conference featuring presentations by graduate students as well as faculty and advanced undergraduates.

This year’s conference will explore and exploit issues of fashion, queerly construed. We wish to invite a wide range of questions and panels on subject topics as drag, female masculinities, male femininities, queer making and self-fashioning, cloning and styling, and, of course, the culture and politics of the fashion industry itself. Questions of class, economics, history, ethnicity, race, (im)migration, geography, exploitation, and sublimation are at the forefront of our query. We seek to know what might be a new analytic or interdisciplinary methodology through which to attend to multiple registers of fashion.

Keynote Speakers: Jack Halberstam, Monica Miller, Mignon Moore, Karen Leigh Tongson, and Deborah R. Vargas

Closing Performance: “Queerture: A night of rocket science and fashion design” with artistic director Tania Hammidi

Proposals for individual papers should take the form of abstracts; panel proposals should also include both a list of participants and paper abstracts. CVs must accompany all abstracts.

Submissions from undergraduates should be accompanied by a brief letter from a faculty member highlighting the strengths of both the student and the student’s proposal.

Deadline for abstracts and CVs: May 13, 2011 Send abstracts and CVs to lgbts@humnet.ucla.edu

Contact: Catharine McGraw (310) 206-1145 & lgbts@humnet.ucla.edu

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