CFP: War, Violence, and “Contested” Bodies: Transnational Representations of Adolescent and Youth Sexuality in the Twentieth Century
SHCY 2019 Conference CFP: 26-28 June, Australian Catholic University, Sydney, Australia. Conference Theme: “Encounters and Exchanges” Panel Submission Deadline: Wednesday, 30 May, 2018.
We are looking for papers for our SHCY panel titled “War, Violence, and ‘Contested’ Bodies: Transnational Representations of Adolescent and Youth Sexuality in the Twentieth Century.” Next year, SHCY Conferences will take place in Sydney, Australia (June 26-28, 2019).
The panel aims at exploring the various representations and experiences of adolescent and youth sexuality in the twentieth century against the backdrop of two world wars (World War I-II). The papers should focus on how social, ideological, and cross-generational encounters shaped youth sexuality. Such encounters usually consolidated systems based on heterosexual and reproductive sex, but at times they ended up queering youth sexuality. By showcasing the ideological connections between two world wars alongside the literary and political representations of “proper” and “improper” sexual identities and practices for youth, this panel aims to scrutinize if and in what ways World War I and II affected juvenile gender performativity, sexual identity, and sexual behaviors.
The papers can focus on any geographical setting. If you are interested, please send your abbreviated CV (1 page) and 250-word-abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 22, 2018, 5:00 pm (EST).
Tuğçe Kayaal (PhD Candidate, Department of Near Eastern Studies & Women's Studies Certificate Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)