CFP for the 6th Annual BSSN Conference – Global Crisis: local identities and sexuality


The theme for the 6th annual BSSN conference is ‘Global Crisis: local identities and sexuality’. This one-day conference will take place on 13 September 2012 at the University of Sussex. We invite abstracts for papers, panels, workshops, posters, exhibits, performances and other possible formats. Please submit a 300-word abstract together with your contact details and affiliation by 25 May 2 June 2012 to;

The conference will encourage an exploration of the role that local identities and sexualities have played and continue to play in the global economic crisis. In what ways can they be seen to challenge, resist, critique or creatively engage with this? What role have sexualities and identities had in resistance to and reflections on the global crisis? What impact has the message of global capitalism in crisis had on the expression of sexual dissidence and social dissent?

We invite submissions including – but not limited to – the following topics:

  • Activism
  • Arts
  • Austerity and anti-austerity
  • Digital networks and social media
  • DIY cultures
  • Global queer cinema
  • Health
  • Literature and other creative interventions (e.g slash fiction/fan fiction)
  • Popular culture
  • Protest
  • Queer diaspora
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Spaces
  • Sport and sexuality

Please send abstracts to

Close of submissions: 25 May 2012

Conference Date: 13th of September 2012, University of Sussex

A BSSN event co-sponsored by the Centre for Sexual Dissidence and Cultural Change, University of Sussex.

For more information visit BSSN.

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