The TC Sexuality Studies forum represents those with a major interest in queer studies and theory, LGBTQ studies and theory, LGBTQ history and culture.
This essay examines the circumstances of the production and appearance of East Germany’s first film about homosexuality (the short documentary “Die andere Liebe” or “The Other Love”), while considering the role it plays in our understanding of the development of German lesbian and gay history. More specifically, this essay provides a reading of…[Read more]
CFP MLA 2019
Textual Trans Actions: Queering Kinship
We seek paper proposals for a special session at the MLA Annual Convention in Chicago, IL January 3-6, 2019.
We invite submissions that explore trans actions/transactions in kinning narratives and/or other representations in any mode (including the visual) or genre. These include…[Read more]
This essay explores how the early American stage functioned as an incubator for ideas about national identity, artistic expression, and masculinity. Reading four plays from the early years of the Republic – Royall Tyler’s The Contrast, William Dunlap’s Andre´, John Augustus Stone’s Metamora, and Robert Montgomery Bird’s The Gladiator, I demonstrat…[Read more]
Caitlin Duffy replied to the topic CFP: Literature as Activism, Stony Brook University English Graduate Conference in the discussion Gay Studies in Language and Literature on MLA Commons 1 year, 1 month ago
The deadline is approaching!
To participate in this year’s annual Stony Brook University English Graduate conference, please submit all abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 18th, 2017.
Hi Everyone, I’m Octavio (Tavi) Gonzalez, and I’m running for the Sexuality Studies Executive Committee election. I am assistant professor at Wellesley College, and have been a member of MLA since I was a graduate student. Last year, I presented on a panel on “Rethinking AIDS in the Age of Archival Publics,” where I presented on the Archives of…[Read more]
Dear members of the Sexuality Studies group, for your consideration:
Call for Papers
The International Theodore Dreiser Society will sponsor two panels at the American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, CA on May 24-27, 2018.
Panel One: Open Topic
Papers are invited on any topic concerning Dreiser…[Read more]
A B ST R A C T
Rob Epstein’s The Times of Harvey Milk (USA, 1984) and Gus Van Sant’s Milk (USA,
2008), the two major films that narrate the life and tragically dramatic death of gay
politician and activist Harvey Milk (1930–1978), are widely recognized as part of
the queer cinematic canon but are less often categorized as Jewish films. While…[Read more]
My name is Merrill Cole and I am running for a seat on the executive committee of TC Sexuality Studies. I would like to introduce myself, my academic work, and my plans for the next few years. I am thrilled to have received the nomination, and I look forward to meeting more members of the group.
I have taught in the Department of…[Read more]
Caitlin Duffy started the topic CFP: Literature as Activism, Stony Brook University English Graduate Conference in the discussion Gay Studies in Language and Literature on MLA Commons 1 year, 3 months ago
Stony Brook University
30th Annual English Graduate Conference
February 23rd, 2018
Literature as Activism
Dr. Lisa Duggan, NYU
Literature is a social act. Our encounters with literature, history, philosophy, and even science are informed by the world in which these encounters take place. No matter what text we choose, we are…[Read more]
Jorge Calderón started the topic CFP – L’art queer de la performance / Queer Art Performance in the discussion Gay Studies in Language and Literature on MLA Commons 1 year, 3 months ago
L’art queer de la performance / Queer Art Performance
Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
2, 3 et 4 mai 2018
Le rapport entre la théorie queer et les théories de la performance, du performatif et de la performativité a été marqué très fortement par la publication de Gender Trouble (1990) et de Bodies That Matter …[Read more]
In a book review of Story of O, part of which appeared on the cover of early paperback editions, Eliot Fremont-Smith wrote that its publication in 1965 marked “the end of any coherent restrictive application of the concept of pornography to books.” This essay explores the implications of that significant shift in censorship policy for lib…[Read more]
This chapter argues that the sexy librarian stereotype emerged at the end of the twentieth century from the confluence between sexual liberation, free speech movements and print pornography. It focuses on a series of librarian themed pornographic paperbacks published in the 1970s and 1980s by Greenleaf Classics. These stories, although flimsy…[Read more]
The book examines little known and forgotten writings by Magnus Hirschfeld, the influential sexologist who is best known today for his homosexual activism, transgender work and founding of the world’s first Institute of Sexual Science in 1919. Arguing that negative experiences, as much as affirmative subculture formation, shaped a collective sense…[Read more]
A contribution to the Editors’ Forum on Queer Form, edited by Kadji Amin, Roy Pérez, and Amber Musser, for ASAP/Journal.
How are African literatures and cultures mediating globalizing frameworks for gender and sexuality and shifting understandings of “queer”? From Woubi Cheri and Dakan, to Stories of Our Lives, African film has begun this conversation. From K. Sello Duiker, to Chinelo Okparanta and Diriye Osman, new voices have invited national debates on these top…[Read more]
Just a reminder…
The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In
“The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In” is a proposed volume in the series Critical Approaches to Comics Artists at the University Press of Mississippi. This volume will contain an array of critical essays on the comics of Alison Bechdel, offering new exami…[Read more]
Jorge Calderón started the topic Feeling Queer / Queer Feeling International Conference University of Toronto, C in the discussion Gay Studies in Language and Literature on MLA Commons 2 years, 4 months ago
Call for Papers
Feeling Queer / Queer Feeling
University of Toronto, Canada
May 24–26, 2017
How can one begin to apprehend that which is not of the order of representation, that which cannot be communicated in any way whatsoever, and that which cannot be rendered immanent through literature, cinema, painting, or by a…[Read more]
attempt to bring the horrors of the indo-china war to the most intimate part of women, 1967, xuan loc, rvn
For an MLA panel, January 2016, this talk recalls the 2014 crisis at the University of Virginia about an alleged fraternity gang rape, discusses the policy on sexual assault that designates “responsible employees,” and proposes measures: change drinking laws; avoid segregating any space by identity; offer responsible parties. Humanities professors…[Read more]
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