Date: Sun, 25 Feb 1996 07:18:49 -0500 From: "M. Lynne Murphy" <104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA> Subject: lavender lgs IV wants YOU!!! i'm forwarding this from the out in linguistics list, since i got a lot of inquiries from this list on language of sexual minorities. ------- Forwarded Message Follows ------- Date: Sat, 24 Feb 96 16:03:46 EST From: william leap Organization: The American University Subject: lavender lgs IV wants YOU!!! To: outil[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] The Fourth American University Conference on Lavender Languages and Linguistics The American University, Washington DC September 27-29, 1996 Conference Announcement and Call for Papers This is the official announcement for the fall, 1996 Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference, and your invitation to submit an abstract for inclusion in the conference program. As in previous years, the program committee welcomes submissions exploring any area of language, broadly defined, as it relates to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered experience. Suitable topics include: descriptions of lavender conversation, details of l/g/b/t life story narrative, features of lavender vocabulary and metaphor; lavender languages at the intersections of race, class, and gender; co-sexual themes in oral, written, signed literature, lavender messages in art, photography, fashion, film, and other visual media; and lavender languages in history--or whatever lavender language topic is of greatest interest to you! Currently, two special panels are under development for the conference. One involves descriptive and theoretical papers exploring language and queer theory; the other continues last year's conversation on language and transgendered experience. Contact the program committee for more information on those sessions, or if you have a session you'd like to organize. Last year's conference had 48 presentations and 135 registered participants. We hope to have a program of comparable size, and to maintain the person-to-person, no- attitude atmosphere which has been so valuable to conference activities in previous years. To submit an abstract: Please send a 500 word description of your proposed presentation to the Program Committee at the s-mail, fax, or e-mail addresses below. To register for the conference: The registration fee is $10.00, payable at the door. Preregistration is not required, though the program committee is glad to hear from intended participants. Please do contact the program committee in advance, if you plan to attend the conference and have mobility, hearing, visual or other special needs. For more information, contact the Program Committee: s-mail: Lav Lgs IV, c/o Department of Anthropology, American University, Washington DC 20016. telephone/v-mail: 202-885-1831 fax: 202-885-1837 e-mail: wlm[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]american/edu.