Publishing Queer / Queer Publishing conference - CFP closes 17th November 2017

Deadline for proposal submissions for the 'Publishing Queer / Queer Publishing' conference at Senate House Library is Friday 17th November 2017.

For further information, check the full CFP and details of how to submit.

In brief:

Senate House Library is calling for papers on queer publishing for presentation at a 1-day conference taking place at Senate House in March 2018. The conference forms part of the events programme for the exhibition ‘Queer Between the Covers’, held at Senate House Library from January to June 2018.

This conference seeks to engender as broad a discussion as possible of the area in an English language context, and welcomes proposals from researchers in multiple disciplines. Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Evading censorship
  • Criminal proceedings, and the fear of them
  • Histories of specifc presses
  • Publishing case studies of individual texts or authors
  • Cloaking and camoufage – the disguised queer story
  • Tensions between published scripts and dramatic performance
  • Dealing with ‘underground’ presses
  • Pulp novels
  • Histories of queer pornography
  • Classical infuences, ‘Uranians’ and other cliques

The Queer Between the Covers season will run at Senate House Library from January 2018. Full details of the exhibition and events programme will be published on the SHL website in the coming weeks.