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The seventh biennial Bodies of Knowledge Symposium will take place at USC Upstate on March 17-18, 2016.This year's theme will be One Queer Mother, with the concept of motherhood broadly construed. In addition to a literal focus on queer motherhood and alternative kinship, the symposium theme also represents an enthusiastic declaration of the will-to-queerness(i.e., this is gonna be one queer mother).
The symposium will feature an opening lecture by Dr. Shelley M. Park, based on her groundbreaking book, Mothering Queerly, Queering Motherhood: Resisting Monomaternalism in
Adoptive, Lesbian, Blended and Polyamorous Families (SUNY Press 2013).
Friday will feature a keynote lecture by none other than queer icon Michelle Tea, whose popular online column Getting Pregnant with Michelle Tea also played a role in inspiring the symposium theme.
This two-day symposium will also include a dynamic array of scholarly and creative presentations, along with a catered luncheon on Friday.
Online registration is now available. Generous funding from the Freeman Foundation permits us to keep the cost of the symposium low.
Upstate students, faculty and staff: Free
Non USC Upstate students:
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Center for Women's and Gender Studies
Bodies of Knowledge 2016 Schedule
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Bodies of Knowledge 2014
Contact usDr. Lisa Johnson, Director
Center for Women's & Gender Studies
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
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