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>Subject: CFP: International Conference on "Bodies of Knowledge" 
>(Australia) (11/15/06; 4/26/07-4/28/07)
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>Call for Papers-International Conference
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>Bodies of Knowledge: Sexuality in the Archive
>April 26-28, 2007
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>Sponsored by
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>Centre for the History of European Discourses
>University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
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>Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
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>Alice Domurat Dreger
>Catherine Waldby
>Elizabeth Kerekere
>Rosemarie Garland-Thompson
>Susan Stryker
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>and others to be announced
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>The turn to new theories and practices of the archive in critical
>theory, cultural studies, queer theory, philosophy, sociology and
>associated disciplines has had important repercussions for scholars
>working on histories and philosophies of the body. This international
>conference will examine the impact of innovative recent work on archives
>and archival practice for sexuality studies, gender studies and
>queer/GLBT studies. The conference aims to interrogate how knowledge
>about the body is collected and held, as well as how it is produced.
>Drawing together scholars from a broad range of inter-disciplinary
>fields, it will highlight scholarship about bodies, genders and
>sexuality that is empirically grounded, document based, historically
>inflected, theoretically informed and self-conscious of its relationship
>to archival practice.
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>By calling attention to the relationship between "knowledge of bodies"
>and "bodies of knowledge," the conference also intends to showcase
>sexuality-related work in the archives, library and information sciences
>fields. We are particularly interested in work that examines sexual
>knowledges retrieved from state archives; community-based archives that
>preserve forms of sexual knowledge not valued by the state; distribution
>of and access to sexual knowledge on the Internet and World-Wide Web;
>and work that understands both body and mind as metaphorical "archives"
>that hold knowledge of sexuality.
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>We invite proposals for papers of 20-25 minutes (10-12 pages) in length
>addressing these or related issues. Possible topics include:
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>Sexuality and the state
>Archival counter-practice
>Community memory and the body
>Queer archival practice
>Sexual knowledge on the net
>Digital and electronic archives
>Biotechnologies and data collection
>Embodied knowledges
>Psychosomatic archives
>The body as archive
>Memorialisation and the body
>Methods of representing bodies within archives
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>Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words to both:
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>Elizabeth Stephens: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>Susan Stryker: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
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>Deadline for abstracts is 1 November 2006.=20
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>Notification of acceptance by 15 November 2006.
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>For further information, please contact the conference organisers, or
>see the conference website at
>http://www.ched.uq.edu.au/index.html?page=3D38992.
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>Elizabeth Stephens
>Research Fellow
>Centre for the History of European Discourses
>University of Queensland Australia 4072
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>Phone: 61 7 3346 9493
>Fax: 61 7 3346 9495
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