>From: AURORA WOLFGANG <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: 2006 ASECS Gay & Lesbian Caucus (9/16/05; ASECS, 3/30/06-4/2/06)
>CFP: 2006 ASECS Gay & Lesbian Caucus (Montreal)
>The Gay & Lesbian Caucus of the American Society
>for Eighteenth-Century Studies is proposing two
>the upcoming meeting in Montreal, March 30 to April 2, 2006.
>(1) "In And Out Around The Academy" (Roundtable)
>This panel seeks personal narratives and
>reflections on job experiences which will
>generate discussion of the
>practical issues of professional life for our constituency.
>Possible topics might include:
>* Strategies for coping -- maybe even
>flourishing -- as queers in the profession.
>* Homophobia in the department or administration.
>* Queer-exile at small institutions far outside urban centers.
>* Advantages and, perhaps, pitfalls of using
>queerness to establish professional networks.
>* Being straight in queer studies.
>* Straight eye for the queer guy and gal: pressures to pass.
>Papers might raise questions such as:
>* How vulnerable are we before tenure? After?
>* Do our CVs out us?
>* Should we out ourselves in interviews?
>* How does our sexuality inform our teaching and our scholarship?
>* Are we ghettoized, are we tokens, or does that matter?
>* Are we no longer fashionable? Is queer studies passČ?
>2) "New Queer Methods and Texts"
>In the field of queer and sexuality studies in
>the eighteenth century, we all follow in the
>wake of Foucault, but it
>can no longer be assumed that we are arguing
>with him, whether for or against. This panel
>that propose, develop or otherwise utilize new
>theoretical frameworks, methodologies, or
>strategies to read for
>queerness before the invention of the homosexual.
>* Alternate constructions and intersections of
>same-sex desires and/or identities.
>* Ambiguities in familiar texts, artifacts and accounts that can be exploited.
>* New texts which require surprising sexual re-orientations.
>* Historically sensitive elaborations as well as productive anachronisms.
>* Investigations into unexpected discourses --
>not only juridical, medical and aesthetic
>discourses need be the
>sites in which we locate queer possibilities.
>* Proposals that our CFP cannot anticipate.
>Email proposals as MSWord attachments (or in the
>body of the email) to panel co-organizers
>([log in to unmask]) and Aurora Wolfgang
>([log in to unmask]) by Friday, September 16,
>2005. For general
>information on the ASECS meeting, see the
>conference website at http://asecs.press.jhu.edu/
>Professor of French and
>Coordinator of Women's Studies
>CSU San Bernardino
>5500 University Parkway
>San Bernardino, CA 92407
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