Preliminary programme for QP 2021 Colloquium

Queering Religious Paradigms: Critical Approaches to Gender & Sexuality/-ies in Religious Thought and Practices in connection with our friends from Transgressive Religions

Keynotes

Prof. Dr. Naomi Goldenberg (Ottawa) – “The Religious is Political” – Queering Masculinist Foundations of the Nation-State

(Queering Paradigms Keynote)

Prof. Dr. Melissa M. Wilcox (Riverside, CA), –tba

(Transgressive Religion Keynote)

Speakers (A-Z)

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Auga (President, International Association of Religion and Gender, Berlin), tba

Ven. Dr. Chao-hwei 釋昭慧 (Taipei) – Tba/Queering Buddhist Practices in Taiwan

Dr. Diego Garcia Rodriguez (London) – Islam, Internal Migration and Queer Travels in Indonesia

Prof. Dr. Hsiao-Lan Hu (Detroit) – Multiply Queered, Singularly Queered, Victimhood, and Spiritual Growth

Vinod Kumar, MA (Delhi) – Sexless Bachelors, Monogamous Couples, and Promiscuous Kings in Ancient India

Prof. Dr. Kathleen McPhillips (Newcastle, NSW, Australia) – Nuns and Abuse: Queering Women Religious in the Sexual Abuse Crisis

Dr Leo Raznovich (Grand Cayman) – Religion, Law, and LGBTIQ+ Human Rights: Recent Challenges in the Caribbean

Rabbi Mark L. Solomon (London) – ‘By Way of His Maleness’: The Rabbinic Inscription of Gender on Intersex Bodies and its Implications for Male and Transmasculine Gay Identity

Prof. Dr. Bee Scherer (Amsterdam) – Indecenting Jesus and the Buddha: Detoxing Masculinities in Sacred Biographies

Prof. Dr. Peter-Ben Smit (Amsterdam) – Queer History: ‘Queer’ as a Heuristic and Historiographical Category in Biblical Interpretation


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Queering Paradigms Hybrid / Virtual Symposium

Queering Religious Paradigms: Critical Approaches to Gender & Sexuality/-ies in Religious Thought and Practices.

Dear all,

Due to the ongoing pandemic and the necessary travel restrictions it is still not possible to plan for a meeting in person this year. Therefore, QP has teamed up with the Transgressive Religions network (Paris) and will host a limited-theme hybrid/virtual symposium on (28-) 29 (-30) June 2021:

Queering Religious Paradigms: Critical Approaches to Gender & Sexuality/-ies in Religious Thought and Practices.

Due to the limited nature of the joint symposium, the number of presentations will be restricted and only feature proposals focussing on queer & trans*/religions intersections.

If you want to present, please send a paper proposal (short bios and abstracts up to 300 words) to info (at) queeringparadigms.com until 15 March 2021.

More information about how to virtually participate or view the symposium will follow in due course.

Hopefully we can meet again in person in 2022/23.

All the best,

The QP Team

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Cancellation of QP 2020 in Kyoto

Dear QP friends,

Unfortunately,  we have to cancel the QP colloquium in Kyoto (planned for May 2020) due to the ongoing global pandemic of Covid-19.

We hope we get to see all of you in the not too distant future at one of our next Queering Paradigms conferences. We will keep you updated through our website and our Twitter and Facebook accounts. Please stay tuned.

Keep safe, healthy, and in queer solidarity with each other in these difficult times!

With best wishes,

The QP Team

 

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Announcing: QP 2020 Colloquium in Kyōto (Japan)

It our great pleasure to announce this year’s QP conference.

QP 2020 will take the shape of an intimate colloquium at

Ryūkoku University, Kyōto, Japan

22-24 May 2020.

The colloquium’s theme will be “Queering Religion and Culture” with a local focus on East Asia.

Confirmed international key guest speakers include Kathleen McPhillips (Newcastle, Australia) and Naomi Goldenberg (Ottawa).

The colloquium is envisioned to be small scale with minimal logistic support. Therefore, regrettably, any QPers old and new wishing to participate will need to make all their arrangements independently.

Paper proposals (short bios and abstracts up to 300 words) can be sent to
info (at) queeringparadigms.com until 10 April.

More information will follow in due course.

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Janet Melville-Wiseman at QP@CIRQUE in Pisa – Elusive Tensions in Everyday Relationship Based Social Work

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Queering Paradigms VIII Queer-Feminist Solidarity and the East/West Divide

Queering Paradigms is proud to announce the publication of the latest, substantial volume in the Queering Paradigms Book Series, focussing on Queer Post-Sovjet Spaces.


9781788746977

 

Edited By Katharina Wiedlack, Saltanat Shoshanova and Masha Godovananya

Series editor: Professor Bee Scherer
Available from Peter Lang Oxford


Queering Paradigms VIII brings together critical discourses on queer-feminist solidarity between Western, post-Soviet and post-socialist contexts. It highlights transnational solidarity efforts against homophobia, transphobia and misogyny. It engages grass-roots activists and community organizers in a conversation with scholars, and shows that the lines between these categories are blurry and that queer theorists and analysts are to be found in all spheres of queer-feminist culture. It highlights that queer paradigms and theories are born in street protests, in community spaces, in private spheres, through art and culture as well as in academia, and that the different contexts speak to each other.

This anthology presents some of the radical approaches that emerge at the intersection of activism, community organizing, art and academia, through transnational exchange, migration and collaborations. It is a celebration of alliances and solidarities between activism, community building, art, culture and academic knowledge production. Yet, the collected work also brings forward the necessary critique of Western hegemonies involved in contemporary queer-feminist solidarity activism and theory between the ‘East’ and ‘West.’ It is an important thinking about, thinking through and thinking in solidarity and the East/West divide, setting new impulses to fight oppression in all its forms.

https://doi.org/10.3726/b14797

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Jen Kaighin at QP@CIRQUE in Pisa – The Day Jaimie Came to Class

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Elisaveta Dvorakk at QP@CIRQUE in Pisa – Theorising Journalistic Travel Photography: Political and Performative Aesthetics of the Documentary

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Katrin Burja at QP@CIRQUE in Pisa: „Queer Anthropology of Ambiguity“

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Keynote speech by Ulrike Auga at QP@CIRQUE in Pisa, Italy – Sexual Violence and the Performance of Agency: Complicating Discourses on Religion, Gender and Migration

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