Excerpt of a press release by Lesbian Lives Conference (cross-posted at facebook)
The call for contributions for the 2015 Lesbian Lives Conference: Lesbian Feminism/s Now! – Send us your proposals. Now!
CfP: Lesbian Lives Conference 2015: Lesbian Feminism/s Now
The theme for the 2015 Lesbian Lives Conference is Lesbian Feminism/s Now. The conference will take place at the University of Brighton, UK on the 20-21 February 2015 and is hosted by University of Brighton LGBT and Queer Life Research Hub in conjunction with the Women’s Studies Centre, University College Dublin. The organisers of this two-day international and interdisciplinary conference now welcome proposals from academics, scholars, students, activists, documentary and film-makers, writers and artists.
Proposals are welcomed on (but not limited to) the following:
Lesbian Feminism and Contemporary Politics
Historicising Lesbian Feminism
Lesbian Feminist Ethics
Lesbian Feminist Philosophy
Lesbian Feminist politics and direct action
Lesbian Feminism and Physical Culture (including sport)
Lesbian Feminism and Intersectionalities (race, class, dis/ability)
Black Lesbian Feminism
Trans Lesbian Feminism
Queer Lesbian Feminism
Bi Lesbian Feminism
Lesbian Feminist Politics and Direct Action
Lesbian Feminist Communities
Sleeping with the Enemy: Political Lesbianism
The Lavender Menace: Lesbians and Straight Feminists
The Ideology and Practice of Separatism
Panels on key thinkers in Lesbian Feminism
Sisterhood is Global?: Lesbian Feminism Internationally
Androgyny: Theory & Practice
Lesbian Feminist Fashion, Aesthetics and Body Culture
Filling Up & Spilling Over: Lesbian Feminist Music
‘Of Woman Born’: Lesbian Feminist Literature
Lesbian Feminist Art
Beyond God the Father: Lesbian Feminism, Religion & Sprituality
Lesbian Feminist Food cultures
Lesbian Feminist Events & Rituals
Sex Wars: Lesbian Feminist Sex & Sexuality
The Wanderground: Lesbian Feminist Imagination and Utopias
Lesbian Nations: Lesbian Feminist Organisations
Lesbian Feminism in Mainstream Politics
Lesbian Feminism in the Curriculum
Representations of Lesbian Feminisms
Lesbian lives in relation to neoliberal feminism
The Conference Organisers Welcome Proposals
for (A) individual papers, (B) sessions, (C) round table discussions, (D) workshops and (E) visual presentations or performances. This conference also includes a series of film screenings, which run concurrently with the main programme. We encourage submissions across all genres, both fact and fiction which align to the conference theme, and which have been produced between 2013-2015.
The Lesbian Lives Conference is open to all genders and any political and sexual orientations. There is an ethos of welcome and accessibility.
Deadline June 1, 2014
E-mail proposals of no more than 300 words to LGBTQ@brighton.ac.uk by 1st June 2014. For more details and for regular conference updates visit:
The Lesbian Lives Conference has been organised by the Women’s Studies Centre at University College Dublin for the first seventeen years and in 2011 celebrated its 18th birthday in Brighton. In 2015 The University of Brighton is delighted to co-host the 22nd conference.
About The Lesbian Lives Conference
The Lesbian Lives Conference is not just the world’s only annual academic conference in Lesbian Studies, it is a large international event that draws speakers and participants from all continents and hosts the best-known as well as emerging scholars in the field. In the past we have hosted Emma Donoghue, Jackie Kay, Joan Nestle, Cherry Smyth, Del La Grace Volcano, Sarah Waters and academics such as Sara Ahmed, Terry Castle, Laura Doan, Lillian Faderman, Sarah Franklin, Claire Hemmings, Alison Hennegan, Sally R. Munt, Helena Whitbread, Bonnie Zimmerman among many others.