Symposium on "Mutual Conditionings of Gender and Love"

Given the increasing discontent in gender studies with constructivism’s (in)ability to account for material protests against cultural constructions, especially in studies of aging, disability, queer identities, and the environment, we ask if there are new insights from across disciplines to be gained by testing constructivist understandings up against posthuman and new materialist approaches to gender and love. To read the Call for Papers including the key questions to be addressed at the symposium, click Call for Papers.

To read about the inaugural general meeting to be held at the symposium in order to found the International Society for the Study of Gender and Love, click Inaugural general meeting.

On the symposium webpages, three beautiful and amazing photographs by Sara Davidmann challenge cultural expectations to gender and love by means of protesting bodies. Given her pertinent, artistic, and academic reflections on the symposium theme, it is therefore with great pleasure that we announce that Sara Davidmann has agreed to be this symposium’s keynote speaker.

Eve, Adam and the Garden of Earthly Delights, 2010
© Sara Davidmann