Women's & Gender Studies at USC Upstate
April 15, 2011
This spring the 5th Bodies of Knowledge Symposium will be hosted by the Women's and Gender Studies program at the University of South Carolina, Upstate in Spartanburg, SC., and it will include a scholarly conference in addition to a keynote performance by artist Terry Galloway, author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Mean Little Deaf Queer.
In honor of Galloway's guest presence at Bodies of Knowledge, and her keynote performance of "Out All Night and Lost My Shoes," the organizers would especially like to invite paper and panel proposals for scholarly papers relating to the intersection of LGBTQ Studies and Disability Studies, or what is known in the field as "queer crip" theory. Papers on other aspects of queer feminist theory or LGBTQ approaches to embodied knowledge or to the LGBTQ body (the lived body, as well as media and literary representations of the body) are also welcome. This theme should be interpreted as interdisciplinary, generating presentations that range widely across the humanities, arts, and social sciences, as well as the professional schools of nursing, education, and business.
Proposals are welcome from established scholars as well as graduate and undergraduate students. Papers that address works by the keynote speaker will be of special interest. Individual paper proposals (150 words) and 3-4 person panel proposals (500 words) are due by January 20, 2011 with notifications of acceptance by Feb. 10. Proposals should be emailed directly to Dr. Merri Lisa Johnson at email@example.com to be circulated among the steering committee members for review.
This one-day conference and symposium will open at 8am on the morning of Friday, April 15, 2011, with concurrent sessions scheduled throughout the morning and early afternoon, and the day's events will culminate with the performance by Terry Galloway at 4pm in the CLC Ballroom.
Meals will be provided to conference participants. Additional details about the schedule and registration process, as well as information about local accommodations and amenities, will be made available in January.
For information about previous Bodies of Knowledge symposia, visit our website: http://www.uscupstate.edu/bodiesofknowledge.