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Conference, June 15-17, 2023 Can the concept of the membrane therefore help us overcome anthropocentric thinking? And if so, how does it allow to address hierarchies and power imbalances among humans? Can it mobilize decolonial critiques of a posthumanist discourse as a model to thinking in gender studies and feminist science and technology studies? Will a queer understanding of desire or a Black feminist understanding of eroticism help us to draw new, unexpected connections between these relationships and environments?

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The Multilingual Issue

Proposal and CFPAAR (Call for Papers, Art, and Reviewers) of an issue of InterAlia. Journal of Queer Studies, edited by Anna T. and Antke A. Engel. Some of the questions asked are: Which languages, dialects, registers, or codes do you use to communicate issues related to pleasures, desires, and communities? What does it mean when one’s first language is shadowed by another acquired later on? What is the impact on the person and their communities? How does language affect your sense of identity and belonging and what is the role of visibilities and opacities in that?

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research project and series of events

The prospect of being queerly social and cared for is associated with the promise of belonging. Belonging beyond heteronormativity and coercive normalcy. Yet social relations, however queer they are, are never devoid of disinterest, conflict, or violence. A_sociality names sociality as being entangled with indifference, aggression, and violence. Embracing a_sociality means figuring out the potential and risk of aggression in striving for nonviolence. How does awareness relate to a_sociality?

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