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An IMLR Regional Conference, organised by the University of St Andrews

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Organisers: Derek Duncan and Ramsey McGlazer (St Andrews)

Thursday 29 April

12:30Roundtable on Queer Studies and Modern Languages in the UK and Ireland
Eamon McCarthy (Glasgow): ‘Cruising Buenos Aires: Queer Subjectivities in Alejandro Modarelli’s ‘El amargo retiro de la Betty Boop’’
Polly Galis (Bristol), Maria Tomlinson (Sheffield), and Antonia Wimbush (Liverpool): ‘Queer(y)ing Bodily Norms in Francophone Culture’
Clare Geraghty (UCC): ‘Queer Feminist Hip Hop: Intersectional Beings and Afro-Cuban Flavors’
Sarah Simpson (Edinburgh): ‘Breaking the Taboo: Abusive Lesbian Relationships in the Work of Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro’
Denise Henschel (Cambridge): 'Antigone’s Place: Queer Diasporic Epistemologies of Kinship in Contemporary German Culture'

Gourab Ghosh (JNU) and Swati Moitra (Gurudas College): ‘Brave New World: Problematising ‘Queer’ in Post-Section 377 India’
Dmitrii Tolkachev (Moscow): ‘Were There Any Changes?: New Russian Constitution as an Example of Queer Institutionalism’

Emanuele Broccio (Franche Comté): ‘From Forgotten Literature to Queer Theory in Italy: A Possible Way for a New Definition?’
Serena Bassi (Yale): ‘Against Anglonormative Objects: Queer Translingual Poetics in Nino Gennaro’s Protest Poetry’


Dagmawi Woubshet (Pennsylvania): ‘The Right to Black Queer Life’

Friday 30 April

Bastien Bomans (Liège): ‘Imagining Queer Futures: Postcolonial Utopias of Desires in Trinidadian Writing’
Müge Özoğlu (Lund): ‘Historically Contingent Sexualities in Order: Reşad Ekrem Koçu’s Ä°stanbul Ansiklopedisi’

Blase A. Provitola (Hartford): ‘Queer Domestications of Gender Fluidity in Nina Bouraoui’s Tomboy’
Kaustav Bakshi (Jadavpur): ‘Making Sense of Queerness Before the Advent of Theory: Syed Mustafa Siraj’s Maya Mridanga and its Commonsensical Philosophy of Sexuality’
Paulina Pająk (Wroclaw): ‘Forgotten Sapphic Myths of Polish Modernism’

Carmen Dell’Aversano (Pisa) and Florian Mussgnug (UCL): 'Parenthood, Climate Justice, and the Ethics of Care: Notes Towards a Queer Analysis'

Julia Heim (Pennsylvania): ‘The Queerness of Imaginary Others’ 
Manuel Zaniboni (Verona): ‘Multiculturalism and Bodily Fluids as Leitmotiven in Call me by your Name by André Aciman/Luca Guadagnino’

Dimitris Papanikolaou (Oxford): ‘Remaining Critically Queer; and Being Haunted’


Supported by the IMLR Regional Conference grant scheme

All are welcome to attend this free conference, which will be held online via Zoom. You will need to register in advance to receive the online joining link. Please click on the Book Now button below to register.

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