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Topologies of sexual difference: Luce Irigaray Circle conference - call for papers

The Communication, Politics and Culture Research Centre at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, with the support of the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, will host an interdisciplinary conference inspired by Luce Irigaray and her thinking of sexual difference. This will be the seventh meeting of the Luce Irigaray Circle. The overall theme for the conference will be "Topologies of Sexual Difference."

The organisers welcome engagements with topologies after Irigaray in fields such as politics, philosophy, aesthetics, visual culture, linguistics, literature, media and cultural studies, psychoanalysis, religious studies, music, sound studies, architecture, education and legal studies.

The conference will feature the following keynote speakers:

  • Professor Elizabeth Grosz, Duke University, USA
  • Professor Pheng Cheah, University of California, Berkeley, USA

In addition to the plenary sessions, the conference will organize parallel sessions and an exhibition of visual art. Abstracts (200 words max.) are sought for papers proposed for the parallel sessions (20 minute paper/1 minute discussion). Proposals for the exhibition must include visual support material, submitted via jpegs (low res) and/or urls, an accompanying abstract (200 words max) and short description of support material.

All submissions must be received by Saturday February 15th, 2014.

Open to submissions from graduate students as well as faculty.

Information about the conference is available here.

Submission details are available here.

Updated:  7 November, 2012/Responsible Officer:  Convenor, Gender Institute/Page Contact:  Web manager, Gender Institute