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"Queer Balkans": Call for Papers for Sextures, E-journal for Sexualities, Cultures and Politics

Deadline for submitting abstracts: Sep. 30, 2012
Deadline for submitting full papers
: Jan. 31, 2012

Description of the Call

The journal "Sextures" is an electronic publication whose main themes of research are sexualities, culture and politics in Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe. A call for papers has recently been announced by Sextures on the issue of "Queer Balkans". The call puts together two debated concepts, Balkans and Queerness. These issues have been much discussed by scholarly literature and this call for papers aims at conceptualizing them and their relationship and connections.
As the call for applications states: "While the “Balkans” (and “balkanization”, Todorova) comes to denote the post-communist/post-Soviet political spaces and has been an instrumental transitional paradigm and empowering term for political scholars and technocrats, “queer” (coined by de Lauretis, though heralded by Anzaldua) served to empower the political and cultural concerns of LGBTIQ people and left-wing academics in America and the West. Subsequently, queer gradually began to empower other regions influenced by the developmentalist paradigm." Theorizing "Queer Balkans" is thus conceptually complicated because it means to work with conflicting notions.

Eligible topics for the conference

Papers can address the following topics:

Guidelines for submission

Paper proposals must not exceed the 500 word limit and should be submitted online at Authors are encouraged to follow the guidelines for contributions when submitting abstracts and papers.


Information & contacts

Stanimir Panayotov
Alexander Lambevski

PECOB: Portal on Central Eastern and Balkan Europe - University of Bologna - 1, S. Giovanni Bosco - Faenza - Italy

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