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Cultural Center
Queer Rhetoric The 6th Annual LGBT Studies Conference

LGBT STUDIES PROGRAM, HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY

and

HOFSTRA CULTURAL CENTER 
present
a conference

Queer Rhetoric
The 6th Annual LGBT Studies Conference


Friday and Saturday, March 16-17, 2012


Queer Rhetoric is a relatively new field situated at the intersection of LGBT Studies, Queer Theory, Rhetoric and Cultural Studies. In short, Queer Rhetoric seeks to uncover the symbolic and performative strategies whereby queer identities have been and continue to be constructed in different times and places. Scholars working in this field locate the heteronormative occlusion of queer voices within a given cultural and social context and describe how queer voices develop a battery of technologies that offer a means of resistant expression. This conference will be the first ever devoted entirely to the subject of Queer Rhetoric. For more information click here.

Keynote Addresses will be given by:
Erik Gunderson
  
University of Toronto, Canada
Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Symposium Scholar
The Reluctant Queerness of Ancient Rhetoric
  


and


Chuck E. Morris III  
Boston College
Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Conference Scholar
My Old Kentucky Homo: Abraham LIncoln is Here,
Queer, and Wants to Recruit You
  

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at (516) 463-5669, M-F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

CONFERENCE CO-DIRECTORS

Steven D. Smith
Associate Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature
Hofstra University

Matthew J. Sobnosky
Associate Professor of Speech
Communication, Rhetoric and Performance Studies
Hofstra University

Mary Anne Trasciatti
Associate Professor of Speech Communication, Rhetoric and Performance Studies
Hofstra University

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM

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