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'The Modern Lesbian' - Lesbian Lives Conference 2013, University of Brighton

Friday, February 15, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 11:00 PM (GMT)

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20th Annual Lesbian Lives Conference - ‘The Modern Lesbian’ 

15-16 February 2013, University of Brighton, UK

Hosted by University of Brighton LGBT and Queer Life Research Hub in conjunction with Women’s Studies Centre, University College Dublin.

The Lesbian Lives Conference is the world’s only annual academic conference in Lesbian Studies -  it is a large international event that draws speakers and participants from all continents and hosts the best-known as well as emerging scholars in the field. This year’s keynote speakers and guests include

  • Sarah Schulman
  • Professor Lisa Downing
  • A book launch of Laura Doan’s new book
  • Special screening/panels from the BBC 

More information about the programme and further updates are available here.

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In the past we have hosted Emma Donoghue, Jackie Kay, Joan Nestle, Cherry Smyth, Del La Grace Volcano,Sarah Waters and academics such as Sara Ahmed, Terry Castle, Laura Doan, Lillian Faderman, Sarah Franklin, Claire Hemmings, Alison Hennegan, HeatherLove, Sally R. Munt, Helena Whitbread, Bonnie Zimmerman among many others.

 The social, cultural and artistic impact of this annual conference cannot be underestimated as it gathers together academics, activists, performers and writers who do not otherwise have the opportunity to address such large audiences or to network across international and professional boundaries. It is a forum for political organisation on the levels of both community activism and established international NGOs. Many books (academic and literary) and films (documentaries and dramas) are launched at this event and it is continually referenced in lesbian work and events internationally. The conference sets the parameters for debate in the manifold disciplines that now take ‘Lesbian’ or ‘Lesbian Communities’ as the object of enquiry or as a category for analysis.


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University of Brighton
Grand Parade
BN2 0JY Brighton
United Kingdom

Friday, February 15, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 11:00 PM (GMT)

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