Call for Papers

We invite you to submit abstracts for the fourth annual South Australian Postgraduate and ECR Gender, Sex and Sexuality Studies conference! All applicants whose abstracts are accepted will also have the exciting chance to submit a full paper for a special issue of the journal Writing From Below (


Art(i)culations of Violence: Gender, sex, sexuality and the politics of injury and revivification will be held on July 13-14 at the Bradley Forum, University of South Australia, City West Campus. It will feature exciting keynote speakers and panelists including Quinn Eades and more TBA.


This is an interdisciplinary conference that aims to bring together a network of postgraduate students and early career researchers from across South Australia whose research explores gender and/or sexuality. Previous conferences have featured papers from students of Sociology, Gender & Women’s Studies, Indigenous Studies, Politics, Anthropology, History, Visual Art, Cultural Studies, Creative Writing, Health Science, Law, Philosophy, Linguistics and more. We are excited to bring together a multitude of exciting thinkers across disciplines!


This year’s theme, Art(i)culations of Violence: Gender, sex, sexuality and the politics of injury and revivification, aims to explore the multitude of ways that violence occurs, be it institutional, personal, epistemic, discursive, cultural, economic, symbolic, and/as physical. We invite presenters to consider ‘articulations’ not only as the acts or act of articulating, pronounciation and enunciation, but also physical formations, motions and movements, including but exceeding intellectual, political and artistic movements. Building on the theme of Dr Katrina Jaworski’s inspiring keynote speech at our 2016 conference, Intersections, we encourage presenters to engage with Stuart Hall’s theory of articulation – a means of living ‘in and with difference’ through strategic alliances that do not ‘substitute difference for its mirror opposite’ but encourage us ‘to rethink both’ (Hall 1985, p. 93) – and the ways this may relate to (or articulate with) concepts of performativity.


We invite three different types of presentation:

  • Standard presentation (20 minutes)
  • Short ‘snapshot’ paper (Strictly 5 minutes)
  • Poster presentation
  • Visual art (see call for visual art)


Our guest speakers will talk about their exciting research and offer helpful guidance to postgraduate and early career researcher attendees.


Submissions close April 28th, 2017


Submit your abstract using the relevant proforma and email to


This event falls in the school holidays. If you have child care responsibilities that could impact your attendance, please contact the organizing team to discuss supports we can provide to facilitate you and your child/ren’s attendance.


This is a disability inclusive event. If you require any assistance to facilitate your attendance, please contact the organizing committee on the above email so we can support you.



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