GAY SUB-CULTURES AND LITERATURES: THE INDIAN PROJECTIONS
1.Breaking the Borders: Homosexuality and Law
2.Gayism/Lesbianism in Arts – sculpture, painting etc.
3.‘Queer’ and Coalitional Politics
4. Gayism/Lesbianism and creativity
5. Gender Identity/Sexual Identity
6.Same-sex love and Family/Marriage
7.Lesbianism, Gayism, Bisexuality, Transexuality, (LGBT) – Convergences and Divergences
8.Representation of LGBT in Cinema, Media and Literature
9.LGBT and Masculinity
10.Same sex Love and Religion/Indian Scriptures
11.Lesbianism and the notion of femininity
12.Lesbianism and feminism inIndia
13.The absence of lesbian movement
14.NGOs and LGBT activism
15.Sexuality, Politics, and Society.
16.Gays/Lesbians and the issue of Human Rights.
The IIAS, Shimla will hold a two-day National Seminar on “Gay Literatures: The Indian Projections” during 3-4 April 2012. The Seminar will interrogate the cultural, social, theological, moral, ethical, psychological, and philosophical issues relating to the LGBT sexualities as projected in the Indian arts, literature, and other domains of public creativity and concern. The possible participants both writers and speakers may be asked to speak/present papers on the following and other proximal issues concerned with the LGBT
1.Homosexuality & Legality
2.Lesbianism & Creativity
3.Homosexuality/Lesbianism & Sculptures
4.Bisexuality & Morality
5.Transexuality & Marriage
6.Homosexuality/Lesbianism, Gender, Identity
7.LGBT in Indian Literatures
8.LGBT in Indian Scriptures
9.LGBT & Womanhood
10.LGBT & Manhood
The diversity of views on these subjects may indicate the viable ways and means of negotiating the queer sexual behaviors of people in our country. The papers presented in the seminar will be published as a book by the IIAS later.
Professor Sukhbir Singh of Osmania University, Hyderabad will be the Convener of the Seminar and those willing to participate can send their paper proposals/complete papers to him by March 20, 2012 at 305, SAKET Phase 1, ECIL Post, Hyderabad 500 062. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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