CFP: The Realm of Possibility - A Gender and Queer Studies Symposium

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Call for Papers
September 15, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Women's & Gender History / Studies, Sexuality Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Philosophy, Literature

Call for Papers

Institute for Education and Social Innovation at Alanus University

November 12-14, 2021

Online (Zoom)

The Realm of Possibility (RoP) is an interdisciplinary, international symposium addressing issues and phenomena connected to Gender and Queer Studies. After a successful launch in 2020 with a wonderfully diverse panel of speakers, the 2021 symposium will concentrate on the topic of masculinity.  While contributions from sociology, psychology, etc. are welcome, the symposium’s focus is on cultural and artistic expressions of selfhood and zeitgeist that can be read through the lens of Gender and Queer Studies.

We will explore phenomena of masculinity throughout time and in different cultures, with some guiding questions as follows: What is masculinity? How is it taught? Is it something inherently present in cis-male bodies or is it purely performative? What does masculinity look like in the queer community? What makes toxic masculinity toxic? Is there such a thing as transmasculinity? What is the relationship between patriarchal structures and masculinity?

We invite students of all levels, teachers, PhD students, postdocs, professors, and alumni to send in proposals for academic papers of 15-20 minutes.

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please send an abstract of no more than 300 words and a short biographical note (of 3-5 lines, including your pronouns and your current field of studies) by 15 September 2021 to the following email address:

Contact Info: 

Eva Fürst, M.A.

Research Associate at ibugi

Organizer of the Symposium

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