Ireland: Call For Papers - Lesbian Lives XIII; Historcising the Lesbian

Call for Papers- Lesbian Lives XIII: Historcising the Lesbian

Friday 10 - Sunday 12 February 2006
A 3-Day, International, Interdisciplinary Conference to be held at the Women's Education, Research and Resource Centre (WERRC), University College Dublin, Ireland

Confirmed Speakers:

LILLIAN FADERMAN, California State University, Fresno, USA & author of Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present; Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century & Chloe Plus Olivia: An Anthology of Lesbian Literature from the 17th Century To the Present.
HELENA WHITBREAD, UK & author of I Know My Own Heart The Diaries of Anne Lister, 1791-1840 and No Priest But Love: Excerpts From The Diaries of Anne Lister, 1824-1826.
EMMA DONOGHUE, Author of Stirfry, Hood, Passions Between Women: British Lesbian Culture 1668-1801; Kissing the Witch; Slammerkin & most recently, Life Mask.

Call for Papers

Proposals are welcomed on (though are by no means limited to) the following: Lesbian histories, Biographies, Historical Literature, Lesbian and Gay Liberation Movements, Community and Social Activisms, Histories of Sexualities, Queer Readings of History.

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

  1. Individual Papers: Individual papers should last 20 minutes (c. 2,400 words). Individuals should submit: (1) paper title, (2) abstract (c. 100 words), (3) biography (c. 100-150 words), (4) institutional affiliation and address, (5) audio-visual requirements.
  2. Sessions: Panels of academic papers should include 3 speakers and 1 moderator. Each paper should last for 20 minutes (c. 2,400 words), with a further 30 minutes for questions and discussion. Proposers should submit (1) session title, (2) paper titles, (3) abstracts for each paper (c. 100 words), (3) biography for each participant (c. 100-150 words), (4) institutional affiliation and address for each participant, (5) audio-visual requirements.
  3. Round Table Discussions: Round table discussions should include 6 speakers and 1 moderator. Each paper should last for 10 minutes (c. 1,200 words), with a further 30 minutes for questions and discussion. Proposers should submit (1) round table title, (2) rationale for round table (c. 100 words), (3) biography for each participant (c. 100-150 words), (4) institutional affiliation and address for each participant, (5) audio-visual requirements.
  4. Workshops: Workshops last 90 minutes. Proposers should submit (1) workshop title, (2) rationale for workshop (c. 100 words), (3) biography (c. 100-150 words), (4) institutional affiliation and address (if relevant), (5)

E-mail proposals to lesbian.lives@ucd.ie or post them to:
Lesbian Lives XIII:
Historicising the Lesbian
Women's Education, Research and Resource Centre (WERRC)
Arts Annexe Building
University College Dublin, Dublin 4 Ireland

The closing date for the submission of proposals is Friday 4 November 2005 Visit http://www.ucd.ie/werrc/events/ for conference updates.