Forbidden Fruits, Forbidden Histories: going past the accepted queer canon
Date: 11 July 2012, 09:00-18:00
Location: 65-68 Park Place
Forbidden Fruits, Forbidden Histories is a one-day conference hosted by the Schools' Languages, Cultures and Ideologies research unit. Work on LGBT+ is now more accepted in the academy than ever before and, as such, has enriched our knowledge enormously. Despite its increased presence in the academy, however, no significant network exists to consolidate the research and acknolwedge scholars' and academics' contribution to LGBT+ studies in the Arts and Humanities. Forbidden Fruits, Forbidden Histories aims to highlight continuities and change within LGBT themes and motifs across a wide range of European cultural and social practices, seeking to highlight current academic research in, and facilitate discussions on, the cultural presence of LGBT+ in Arts and Humanities research. The conference organisers warmly extend an invitation to you to engage with current academic research in the field of LGBT+ studies. Sourced from a far-reaching and wide-ranging group of academics, papers presented focus on, for example, Literature, Visual Arts, Queer Studies and cover topics including; histories of closeting, disguise and revelation; desire and consumption; and metaphors of sexuality.
The conference is free of charge, though registration in advance is essential.
No expressions of interest / reservations will be considered after June 22nd 2012.
For further information, please contact Matt Berry.