CFP 2014

Designed to invite conversation and collaboration on queer issues and research, this half-day symposium will focus on the queer work graduate students are doing across disciplines and departments. It will include roundtable discussions, Ignite-style presentations of work in progress, and a queer revue of performance pieces. Presentations will be followed by a reception.

Sponsored by The Queer Theory Playground in Rhetoric & Writing, The CAL Inclusion Committee, The Center for Gender in Global Context, The Writing Center, and Project 60/50.

At this time we are taking proposals for the following:

  • Roundtables: 3-5 folks working in related areas or on related topics who want to facilitate a conversation on the topic, jump starting this conversation with a brief sharing of their own work. Please submit a roundtable proposal of 200 words that explains the general topic and each speaker’s focus.
  • Ignite Talks: these are 5-minute individual talks accompanied by no more than 20 PowerPoint slides. We envision the sharing of works in progress. Ignite sessions will be concluded with open discussion and networking. Please submit a brief proposal of 200 words indicating the talk’s topic.
  • Performance Pieces: Readings, demonstrations, art displays, video screenings, dramatizations, and other performances are welcome. Please give an overview of the performance piece, its approximate length and/or display needs in your 200-word proposal.

Send proposals as an attachment to by March 12th. Please indicate which session type your proposal is for (roundtable, Ignite talk, or performance), and include presenter(s) name(s), degree program(s), and email address(es) with the proposal. If you have questions, please contact Trixie Smith at