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UCLA QGrad Conference 2021 – Queer Intimacies: Community, Control, Resistance
Conference dates: May 6-7, 2021
Location: Online, Zoom conference
Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Doyle
Featured Performer: Dorian Wood
QGrad is the oldest, interdisciplinary queer research conference in the United States. Please save the date for our annual Queer Graduate Conference!
Queerness intertwines with intimacy, or the closely personal. Simultaneously signaling the individual and the relational, intimacy builds lives and the communities that hold them. What are the rules governing queer intimacy, and how have they been imagined in the past and reinvented in the present? When does queer community become a source of exile? Is intimacy absent in such instances, or is it produced in new or different ways? Then and now, how have political institutions sought to control and regulate queer intimacies, and how have queers resisted? How do queer practices of intimacy change or stay the same in this time of COVID-19 and in other times of crisis?
This online graduate conference invites work that explores the potentiality of queer intimacy as a means of curating a larger discussion on how scholars and artists across the disciplines can speak to questions of queer space, place, community, and historiography.
For more information, please visit the QGrad website: https://qgradconference.com/