The Seventh Annual DC Queer Studies Symposium
The symposium will be a daylong series of conversations in critical queer and gender studies focused on what is happening to queer intimacy as the legal and social status of LGBT people and same-sex relationships undergoes change, in the US and throughout the world. Events will include concurrent paper sessions, a buffet lunch, followed by an afternoon plenary featuring Scott Herring (Associate Professor of English, Indiana University at Bloomington) and Sharon Holland (Associate Professor of American Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). The day will culminate with the keynote address by Katherine M. Franke, "Gay Marriage 2.0: Divorce" followed by a reception. Franke is the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law and director of the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School. She was a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow in 2011-2012. She has written numerous articles on the curious role the right to marry plays in larger civil-rights struggles and is completing a book, Wedlocked: How Ex-Slaves and Gay People Thought Marriage Would Set Them Free.
DC Queer Studies is a group of faculty from schools in the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area formed in 2006 to discuss new works in the field and to exchange, support, and cultivate new ways of engaging with LGBT/Queer/Sexuality Studies across the disciplines and across institutions.
Please join us for what promises to be a lively spring festival of scholarly exchange in an interdiscipline that continues to challenge and transform the humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, and the world in which we live.
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REGISTER FOR THE SYMPOSIUM
Registration is FREE and OPEN to the public. On-line registration is now open. We ask that attendees pre-register by April 4 so that we can plan food accordingly. However, on-line registrations will be accepted until April 18, and on-site registrations will also be accepted the day of the event.
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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
The Center for Historical Studies; the Center for Literary and Comparative Studies; the College of Arts and Humanities; the Department of English; the Department of Women's Studies; the Graduate School; the Hoff Funding Board; the LGBT Equity Center, the LGBT Studies Program; the Office of Diversity and Inclusion; the Office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy; the Office of Undergraduate Studies; the Pepsi Enhancement Fund; the President's Commission on LGBT Issues; and Roshan Institute for Persian Studies.
Department of Literature, College of Arts and Sciences
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
Cultural Studies Program
Department of English
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
Department of English; University Writing Program