Graduate Student Conference

SEEING MORE QUEERLY in the 21st Century

THE CHALLENGES OF GENDER, FEMINISM, AND QUEER THEORIES AND PRACTICES IN OUR CONTEMPORARY WORLD 


Keynote Speaker
Dr. Ochy Curiel 

‌February 21, 2020
Shalala Student Center Activities Room
University of Miami


Call for Papers 

The Annual Graduate Student Conference of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami calls for papers focused on intersections of art, culture, sexuality and politics in the re-imagination of societies in our contemporary world. We invite academics, students, artists and activists throughout the world to think and debate about History, Culture, Art and Society from a gender and queer gaze. Possible topics include (but are not limited to): 

-Relations between Art, Performance and Activism surrounding the topic of gender

-Feminist and/or Queer Culture, Struggles, Movements, Activism and Solidarity in the 21st Century

-Role of Art in Gender and Queer reterritorialization

-Gender Studies as Interdisciplinary Consciousness and Imagination

-Institutions and Gender- Academia, Politics, Science, Media and Business

-Contributions and Challenges of feminist and queer activism and theories

-Gender Intersectionality

-Gender/Queer/Feminist Decolonial Thinking and Practice

-Transnational feminism and solidarity

Abstracts of no more than 500 words and art proposals such as performances or displays are welcome in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Creole or French. Please provide a short author bio with the abstract. Papers and presentations may be delivered in the language of your choice. The Conference will take place February 21, at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.

Submit proposals before December 15, 2019 directly to: mllgraduateconference@gmail.com

Official Call for Papers Letter


Registration

The MLL Annual Gradaute Conference is open and free to all members of the University of Miami and the general public.

Registration will begin in January 2020.  


Program

 

8:30AM Registration and Coffee
9:00AM Welcoming Remarks
9:30-10:50AM

Panel I 

10:50-11:10 AM
Break
11:30-12:30PM Keynote Speaker
Dr. Ochy Curiel

12:30-1:30PM Lunch (on site for all registered participants)
1:30-2:50PM

Panel II 

2:50-3:10PM Break
3:10-4:30PM

Panel III

4:30-6:00PM Closing Remarks & Reception

  


This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, Center for the Humanities, Istitute for Advance Studies of the Americas, Latin American Studies Program, Africana Studies Program, English Department, Department of Philosophy, Woman's and Gender Studies Program, and Latin American Studies Program.