Queer/disrupt will be hosting its first conference titled ‘Mainstreaming Queerness: The New Queer Vanguard’ which will take place online on 10-11th of June, 2021.
At this online conference they invite contributions from anyone thinking about queer in new and exciting ways.
As an academic tool, ‘queer’ has traditionally defied definition, acting as a mechanism through which one can disrupt established norms and question conventional understandings that surround us. We see this as crucial for establishing a forum in which individuals can explore queer themes in a rigorous and supportive way.
The conference will focus on interrogating the ways in which ‘queer’ is currently being used. Queer in public spheres has become an identity label as well as being co-opted into institutional spaces to work more as ‘equality and diversity’ and less as a tool for political/social disruption. We wish to hear about how ‘queer’ currently operates, and we want to examine these further in both academic and public spheres.