Lesbian Lives Conference (Dublin)

Conference UCD, Womens Studies

Lesbian Lives XV: Friday 15 – Saturday 16 Feb 2008

Writing Lesbian Culture: Theories and Praxis

A 2-Day, International, Interdisciplinary Conference to be held at the
Women’s Education, Research and Resource Centre (WERRC), School of
Social Justice, University College Dublin, Ireland

Keynote Speakers

KATE BORNSTEIN is an author, playwright and performance artist. Kate’s
published works include the books Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the
Rest of Us; My Gender Workbook; and the cyber-romance-action novel,
Nearly Roadkill with co-author Caitlin Sullivan. Kate’s plays and
performance pieces include Strangers in Paradox, Hidden: A Gender, The
Opposite Sex Is Neither, Virtually Yours, and y2kate: gender virus 2000.

BARBARA CARRELLAS is an author, sex educator, and theatre artist. Her
most recent books are Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First
Century and Luxurious Loving: Tantric Inspirations for Passion and
Pleasure. Barbara’s pioneering Urban Tantra¬Æ workshops were named best
in New York City by TimeOut / New York magazine. She frequently
collaborates with her partner, Kate Bornstein, with whom she performs
and tours their sex positive, gender-bending lecture/performance piece
Too Tall Blondes Do Sex, Death & Gender.

Call for Papers

Proposals are welcomed on (though are by no means limited to) the
following:

Lesbian Cultures, Literature, biographies, histories, sexualities,
gender performances, lesbian activisms, alliances and ruptures, radical
feminisms, identities, ethnicities, historical literature, Motherhood,
Worldwide Lesbian and Gay Liberation Movements, Community and Social
Activisms, Histories of Sexualities, Queer Readings of Literature And
Histories,

The conference organisers welcome proposals for (A) individual papers,
(B) sessions, (C) round table discussions, and (D) workshops.

E-mail proposals to lesbian.lives@ucd.ie post them to:

Lesbian Lives XV: ‘Writing Lesbian Culture: Theories and Praxis’

Women’s Education Research and Resource Centre (WERRC),
School of Social Justice,
Hannah Sheehy Skeffington Building,
University College Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland.

For further information see our website at www.ucd.ie/werrc or
telephone +353 1 7168572

The closing date for the submission of proposals is Friday Dec. 14th
2007

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