February 9, 2011
Lesbian Lives conference celebrates 18th birthday in Brighton
The Lesbian Lives conference will celebrate its 18th birthday in Brighton on 11th and 12th February 2011. The conference has been organised by the Women’s Studies Centre at University College Dublin for the past seventeen years and is coming to Brighton for the first time.
The Lesbian Lives Conference is the world’s only annual academic conference in Lesbian Studies. It is a large international event that draws speakers and participants from all continents and hosts well-known and emerging scholars in the field.
The conference brings together academics, activists, performers and writers who do not otherwise have the opportunity to address such large audiences or to network across international and professional boundaries. It is also a forum for political organisation on the levels of both community activism and established international NGOs. Many books (academic and literary) and films (documentaries and dramas) are launched at this event and it is continually referenced in lesbian work and events internationally.
Dr Kath Browne from the University of Brighton told Lesbilicious: ‘We are proud to be hosting the Lesbian Lives conference with the University College Dublin. We have sold out this year and the interest and enthusiasm for this conference is a testament to its history and the continued importance of lesbian lives in their diverse splendour’.
Speakers at the conference this year include Ali Smith, Emma Donoghue, Joan Nestle, Davina Cooper, Sarah Franklin, Reina Lewis, Caroline Gonda and Rose Collis.
For more information see the University of Brighton website.
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