>This call for papers is for a proposed panel session to be held at
>"(dis)junctions: Romancing Heteroglossia"at the University of
>California Riverside's 11th Annual Humanities Conference. This
>graduate student conference will be held April 9-10, 2004.
>Panel Topic: "Bi This: Bisexuality in Literature and Film"
>This panel will address the discourse surrounding bisexuality in
>literature, film, and contemporary culture. Bisexuality has long
>been positioned precariously between the "straight" and "queer"
>communities. As a result, bisexuality has very specific concerns
>which are manifested in literature and film. Papers might wish to
>address these issues which also include, but are certainly not
>limited to, the following: negotiating the queer community,
>visibility/invisibilty, the gay versus straight binary, notions of
>fluidity and stablity, as well as the limitations that gender places
>on sexuality and vice versa.
>Some specific issues to consider:
> Literary figures/characters from different periods
> Media portrayal (or lack thereof)
> The bisexual in popular "queer" shows such as Queer As Folk,
>Will and Grace, etc.
> The threat of the bisexual
> The help/hinderence of bisexual celebrities
> Position of bisexuality within queer theory itself
> The threesome
> Bisexuality's Interaction with Race, Class, Gender, or Marriage
> Gendered double standard of bisexuality (the cultural
>acceptibity of bisexual women versus bisexual men?)
>One page abstracts should be submitted by March 08. Please send to
>Megan Fowler at [log in to unmask]
>For more information on the conference, visit
>Dept. of English
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