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American University Conference on Lavender Languages and Linguistics

The 18th Annual American University Conference on

Lavender Languages and Linguistics

American University, Washington DC

February 11-13, 2011

www.american.edu/lavenderlanguages

With great excitement Jennifer Grubbs, with the Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS) who manages the CriticalAnimalStudies listserve is helping organize the 18th Annual American University Conference on Lavender Languages and Linguistics. There will be two panels on veganism and speciesism that Anthony J. Nocella II and Jennifer Grubbs will be presenting on, so do not miss it. It will be great!!!

About the Conference: Stated broadly, the Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference examines language use in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer life. Linguistic inquiry is broadly defined here, to include studies of: pronunciation, vocabulary and meaning, conversational structures and styles, life stories and other narratives, fiction, and poetry, the “language” of scientific and historic documents and print media, meanings encoded in spatial practices, sign language, non-verbal communication, and communication through photography, cinema and other visual arts. While presentations usually focus on local linguistic practices, they do not neglect the global spread of North Atlantic “gayspeak” and the growing tensions between (homo)sexuality and citizenship worldwide, and they acknowledge the need to position site-specific practices within broader contexts of social, cultural and linguistic theory. The language of conference presentation is English, but the languages explored in presentations have been as varied as Navajo and Japanese, Ukrainian and Hindi, Nicaraguan vernacular Spanish or Kechuan. Presentations from established scholars and from those just beginning to explore lavender language issues are welcomed.

The CONFERENCE program

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Friday, February 11th

9:00 a.m. Conference registration opens

10:00 a.m. – 12N   Conference Roundtable: Lavender Language Activism

Scholar/activists and community discuss ways that they use use lavender             language             research as an entry points for social change.

12N – 1:30 p.m.    Luncheon on your own

1:30 – 5:30 p.m.   Scheduled Sessions I

a. 1:30- 4:30 p.m. Language and Homophobia

b. 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. “In and Out of the Coffin”: Queerness in contemporary                                     vampire fiction

3:45 – 5:15 p.m. Queer/Vegan/Language Part I: Othering other bodies: The                                     embodiment of speciesism in language

Saturday, February12th

9:00 a.m. Conference registration and book table open

10:00 – 12N Scheduled Sessions II

a. Exploring Possibilities for LGBTQ Discourses in School Settings

b. Queer/Vegan/Language Part II: Cyborgs, gastronomy, and felines, Oh My!                                     Queer             vegan explorations of representations of gender and sexuality.

c. Queer French & Francophone Voices and Spaces

12N – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon on-site

12:15 N  – 1:30 pm. WORKSHOP: Say My Name: Explorations of the Labels                                     that Confine             Queer Womyn of Color

1:30 – 2:30  Keynote Presentation I

  • Scott Kiesling (U Pittsburgh) Taking a Queer Stance

2:30 – 5:30 PM Scheduled Sessions III

a. 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Queer Composition and Rhetoric

b. 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. Queer (and Other) Masculinities.

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Keynote Presentation II

  • Carlos Decena (Rutgers U )  Code Swishing

Sunday, February 13

9:00 a.m. Conference registration and book table open

9:30 – 12N Scheduled Sessions IV

a. 9:30 a.m.  – 11:30 Textual and Discursive Practices I : Retrieving textual and                                     discursive practices from the  literary record

b. 9:30 a.m. – 12N Language, Migration, and Sexualities I

12N – 1: 00 p.m. Luncheon on-site

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.  Film Screenings

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.   Keynote Presentation III

  • Sharif Mowlabocus (U Sussex)  Gaydar Culture: Gay Men, Technology and Embodiment in the Digital Age

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.   Scheduled Sessions V

a. 2:30 p.m.  – 4:30 p.m. Textual and Discursive Practices II: Accounting for                                     textual and discursive practices in the current moment

b. 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Language, Migration, and Sexualities II

4:30 p.m. Conference closing events

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Featured speakers

  • Scott Kiesling (U Pittsburgh) Taking a Queer Stance
  • Sharif Mowlabocus (U Sussex)  Gaydar Culture: Gay Men, Technology and Embodiment in the Digital Age
  • Carlos Decena (Rutgers U )   Code Swishing

Scheduled Sessions and Presentations

Friday, February 11

Language and Homophobia

Gosse, Douglas (Nipissing University) douglasg@nipissingu.ca

Authorized and legitimate identities in elementary education: Queering the workplace experiences of male teachers

Martin, Richard Joseph (Princeton University) rjmartinjr@gmail.com

Outside the Charmed Circles: Xeno/Homophobia and the Politics of Analogy

Moreno, Sara ( independent scholar) saramdenicolas@hotmail.com

[Media Representations of Gay Marriage in Spain]

Lynch, Andrew (U Miami) alynch@mail.as.miami.edu

‘Banquemos a los putos’: The discourse of gay marriage in Argentina

Peterson, David (University of Nebraska at Omaha) davidpeterso1@unomaha.edu

Homophobic speech acts & space-time: National and international representations of queer cowboy subjectivity

Seals, Corinne A. (Georgetown University) cas257@georgetown.edu

When a ‘Non-issue’ Becomes an Issue in Newspaper Discourse Surrounding the LGBT Community

“In and Out of the Coffin”: Queerness in Contemporary Vampire Fiction”

Maria Verena Siebert (Ruhr University Bochum)     Maria.Siebert@ruhr-uni-bochum.de
Outing Edward: Re-writing the Fetishized Male Vampire

Kindinger, Lia (Ruhr University Bochum)   evangelia.kindinger@rub.de
‘It ain’t possible to live until you cross somebody’s line’: The Queer South
in HBO’s True Blood

Krause, Amanda  (American University Washington, D.C.) ak1574a@student.american.edu

Fatal Attraction:  A study of sexuality, pain, and violence in Twilight Fan Forums

Queer/Vegan/Language Part I: Othering other bodies: The embodiment of speciesism in language

Grubbs, Jenny (American University) jennygrubbs@gmail.com The Black Sexualized Politics of PETA

Haynes, Nell (American University) nellhaynes@gmail.com Buttering up Women: Gender, Performance, and the Miss Butter Princess Contest

Nocella II, Anthony (Syracuse University’s Maxwell School) nocellat@yahoo.com Transgressing the Animal Otherness: Dis-Ableing the Queer Alien

Saturday, February 12

Exploring Possibilities for LGBTQ Discourses in School Settings

Kerr, Ryan ,  Author, On Growin’ Up Gay

Wall, Lucy (American U)    Heteronormativity Goes to School: On Positioning and Being Positioned

Discussant : Vivian Vasquez (American University)

Queer/Vegan/Language Part II: Cyborgs, gastronomy, and felines, Oh My! Queer vegan explorations of representations of gender and sexuality.

Aho, Tanja N. (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)                                                                             “The work goes on hungry or starving for hope/a pomegranate swollen in red rage”: Rethinking class through Dorothy Allison’s alimentary language

Cleman, Tess, (Holmes Art Studio)                                                                                                Women in relation to the feline archetype

Rabinowicz, Anna ( The New School for Design, New York)                                               Animal- based prosthetics and femininity: A redefinition of what it means to be human

Parry, Jovian. (York University) feralkindling@gmail.com Gender and slaughter in popular gastronomy

Queer French & Francophone Voices and Spaces

Thomann, Matthew (American) mathomann@gmail.com

Mapping Visibility in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire: Claims and counter claims tohegemonic LGBT discourse

Mack, Mehammed  (Columbia) mam2225@columbia.edu

‘How to speak the clandestine?’ Homosexuality, ethnicity, and disclosure in Téchiné’s Les Témoins and beyond

Maroun, Dan (U Illinois) dmaroun2@illinois.edu

Heterosexual Taming and Arab Animal Desire

Provencher, Denis  M. (U Maryland Baltimore County)  provench@umbc.edu

Family Ties and Sexual Independence in Medhi Ben Attia’s Le Fil (2010)

WORKSHOP: Say My Name: Explorations of the Labels that Confine Queer Womyn of Color

Monique D. Walker, MS (Drexel U)  mdw49@drexel.edu

Tifphane M. Riley, MA (Drexel U)

Queer Composition and Rhetoric

Varmavuori, Emilia (University of Jyväskylä) emilia.varmavuori@jyu.fi  & Marlen Eliot Harrison (University of Jyväskylä) marlen.harrison@jyu.fi
The Issue of Gay and Lesbian Parenting: Rhetorical Examinations of Finnish University Students’ Beliefs

McCleaf, Andrew (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) a.c.mccleaf@iup.edu
Five Silent Miles: A Working Title

McBeth, Mark (CUNY) jjmark.mcbeth@yahoo.com
Prompts, Props, Performativities: Enacting Education

Kaufman, Erica (CUNY) ericajane0808@gmail.com
Queering “Difficult” Texts: A Classroom Practice

Queer (and other) Masculinities

Gill, Harjant (American U)  harjant@gmail.com                                                                          Locating queer, dislocating masculinity in Indian cinema

Jensen, Randall  (Anthropologist/filmmaker) randalljensen@gmail.com

“50 Faggots”: A film project

Sikorski, Grace (Anne Arundel Community College)  gsikorski@aacc.edu  Deconstructing and Reconstructing Gender: The Technology of Transmasculinity

Ziman, Lal (U Colorado)  zimman@colorado.edu

Social and biological changes sin the voices of trans men: Early findings from a longitudinal study

Johnson, E. Patrick (Northwestern ) e-johnson10@northwestern.edu

My Indifference: Transgressing Transgender Normativity

Leap, William (American U) wlm@american.edu                                                                                 The “new gay man” in U.S.  gay porn, 1985

Sunday, February 13

Textual and discursive practices I : Retrieving textual and discursive practices from the  literary record

Montero, Erin C.A. (Warren Wilson College)  e.montero@warren-wilson.edu                             In the Borderlands: Browning Masculinities in Rigoberto González’s Butterfly Boy

Phillips, Angela  (Warren-Wilson College) aphillips@warren-wilson.edu

Cross-dressing gender in Jules Barbey d’Aurevilly’s  “Le Bonheur dans le crime”

Hunter, Clive ( Queens University, Belfast/Vanderbilt) clivehunter@hotmail.com

Queering hegemony: Hervé Guibert, writing, and role-play

Breidenbach, Carla (College of Charleston)  BreidenbachC@cofc.edu

I swear I am (not): The use of swear words in the fictional construction of the butch/femme identity in Alicia Gaspar de Alba’s Desert Blood

Language, Migration, and Sexualities I

ORAM (Organization for Refuge Asylum and Migration)

Representatives discuss s the activities of this NGO             and the particular conditions facing             LGBT asylum seekers

Lainez, Rafael A.  (American U)   RafaelAlberto@msn.com The perfect neoliberal subjects: How Necropolitics helps shape Latino gay immigrants’ subjectivity

Moore, Ashley (Kanda University of International Studies in Chiba, Japan)                          ashley-m@kanda.kuis.ac.jp

New affordances, new constraints: a case study of the motivations, behaviours and attitude of Japanese gay men crossing borders

Dougher, Gerard (University of Chicago) gdougher@uchicago.edu

“The Cruisin’ Gate”:  Or What Narratives Of Gay Bars in Luang Prabang, Laos Say About Narratives of Belonging in UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Film Screening

Harjant Gill  (American U)   “Roots of Love”

Randall Jensen  (Anthropologist and film maker)  “50 Faggots”

Textual and discursive practices II: Accounting for textual and discursive practices in the current moment

Marcon, Mario (U Udine) mario.marcon@unid.it

Daddy & son: A corpus-based lexicographic perspective

Caskey, Forrest  (Western Carolina University) friscoforrest.com

‘Holding the linguistic floor’: A corpus and discourse analysis of male, female, and queer speech.

Kelley, Jeremy (UCLA) jerekell@gmail.com

The practice of  referencing in gay men’s interactions

Cho, John (Song Pae)  (U Illinois – Urbana) songcho@illinois.edu

No future? “Cool” meetings and the “cold” internet in South Korea

Nance, Stephen (U Oregon)  snance@uoregon.edu

Between lavender and light blue: Negotiating transnational and local gay identities in Russian

Language, Migration, and Sexualities II

Roebuck, Chris (UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco)

Between the Border and the Clinic: Transgender asylum and the biopolitics of a life

Pagliai, Valentina (American University) v.pagliai@yahoo.com

The Good and the Bad (Queer) Immigrant in the Italian Mass Media

Hwahng, Sel J. (Columbia University) sw2211@columbia.edu

On Poverty and People of Color: Male-to-Female Transfeminine People, Drug-using WSW/M, and the Eurocentric Heteropatriarchal (Un)Intelligibility of Public Health and Queer Studies Discourse

Khubchandani, Kareem (Northwestern University) kareemkhubchandani2013@u.northwestern.edu

A Faggo’ in Central Park: A Short Story Performance

Discussant: Galey Modan (Ohio State University )

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