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    (Apologies for cross-posting) The International Feminist Journal of Politics announces 2nd Annual IFjP Conference May 17-19, 2013 University of Sussex,
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      (Apologies for cross-posting)

      The International Feminist Journal of Politics


      2nd Annual IFjP Conference

      May 17-19, 2013

      University of Sussex, Brighton, England

       (Im)possibly Queer International Feminisms


      General Keynote

      Lisa Duggan, American Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, NYU

      Queer Film Screening

      Circumstance (2011)

      Introduced by Director Maryam Keshavarz

      with Q&A to follow

      Conference Theme Keynotes

      Jon Binnie, Geography, Manchester Metropolitan University

      Vivienne JabriWar Studies, Kings College London

      V Spike Peterson, International Relations/Gender Studies, University of Arizona

      Rahul RaoPolitics and International Studies, SOAS

      Other confirmed speakers

      Rosalind Galt, Film Studies, University of Sussex

      Akshay Khanna, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex

      Louiza Odysseos, International Relations, University of Sussex

      Laura Sjoberg, Political Science, University of Florida

      The aim of this conference is to serve as a forum for developing and discussing papers that IFjP hopes to publish.  These can be on the conference theme or on any other feminist IR-related questions.

      Call for papers

      Feminists taught us that the personal is political.  International Relations feminists taught us that the personal is international.  And contemporary Queer Scholars are teaching us that the international is queer.  While sometimes considered in isolation, these insights are connected in complex and sometimes contradictory ways. This conference seeks to bring together scholars and practitioners to critically consider the limits and possibilities of thinking, doing, and being in relation to various assemblages composed of queer(s), international(s), and feminism(s).

      Questions we hope to consider include:  Who or what is/are (im)possibly queer, (im)possibly international, (im)possibly feminist, separately and in combination?  What makes assemblages of queer(s), international(s) and feminism(s) possible or impossible?  Are such assemblages desirable – for whom and for what reasons?  What might these assemblages make possible or impossible, especially for the theory and practice of global politics?

      We are interested in papers and panels that explore these questions through theoretical and/or practical perspectives, be they interdisciplinary or located within the discipline of International Relations.

      Sub-themes include (Im)Possibly Queer/International/Feminist:

      – Heteronormativities/Homonormativities/Homonationalisms

      – Embodiments/Occupations/Economies/Circulations

      – Temporalities/‘Successes’/‘Failures’

      – Emotions/Desires/Psycho-socialities

      – Technologies/Methodologies/Knowledges/Epistemologies

      – Spaces/Places/Borders/(Trans)positionings

      – States/Sovereignties/Subjectivities

      – Crossings/Migrations/Trans(gressions)

      – (In)Securities

      We invite submissions for individual papers or pre-constituted panels on any topic pertaining to the conference theme and sub-themes. We also welcome papers and panels that consider any other feminist IR-related questions.

      Any inquiries should be addressed to the conference coordinator, Joanna Wood, at cait@...

      Abstracts should be no more than 250 words.

      Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2013

      We will, however, confirm acceptance of submissions before the deadline if we receive abstracts early.  Early submission is therefore recommended.

      Please submit your abstract here: Submissions

      There is a pre-conference workshop organised by The Sussex Centre for Cultural StudiesQueer, Feminist and social media praxis Workshop, 17 May 2013 – University of Sussex, Brighton.  The keynote speaker is Professor Alex Juhasz (Pitzer College US, Fembot) and the Conference Directors are Dr Aristea Fotopoulou and Professor Sally R Munt (University of Sussex).

      You can find the call for papers here: Queer, Feminist and social media praxis Workshop.  Please note this event requires separate registration and payment.  You can contact the organisers at r.tavernor@... with any queries.

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