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) 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.



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.

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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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