Navigation Links
Lavender Languages Conference celebrates 20 years at American University
Date:1/22/2013

re attracted to the event's "no-attitude" policy, meaning the conference addresses issues important to queer people in their daily lives, and people come to the conference to be part of that discussion, Leap says.

That openness makes it okay for undergraduates to approach experts in anthropology and linguistics and for graduate students to discuss their dissertations and educational opportunities.

The conference has also thrived because Leap strives to keep the costs down. Registration, for example, is administered by volunteers on the conference site.

Conference Inspires Scholarly Publications

Many edited collections and books important in the field have come out of the conference, and many others have arisen in response to work at the annual event.

So has a new international publication, the Journal of Language and Sexuality, whose editorial office is located in AU's Department of Anthropology. About half the people on the editorial board have been part of the conference in previous years, and several of the articles in the journal's first issues have resulted from recent conferences.

"When we started there was no queer linguistics," Leap says. "Studies of language and sexuality were barely recognized as a mode of inquiry. The conference has not been the only force, but the conference has been very active in creating a presence of interest in sexual sameness in linguistics. I'm very proud of that, and of the numbers of publications that have come out of the conference, the numbers of scholars who cut their teeth in this work in the context of Lavender and have gone on to do big things, some of whom are plenary speakers.

"It's certainly been the focal point in work I've done in lavender language, gay language, queer linguistics, since that time," Leap reflects. "It's a major part of our department's commitment to public anthropology to outreaching to constituencies and involving them in the cent
'/>"/>

Contact: Maggie Barrett
barrett@american.edu
202-885-5951
American University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Changing Poses LLC Brings Balance to Chiropractic Treatment Tables, Complimentary Lavender Spray Cleaner with All Wholesale Orders
2. Two Languages Better Than One for Kids Brains: Study
3. Elsevier organizes label-free technologies conference
4. NJ stroke researchers report advances in spatial neglect research at AAN Conference
5. Blending conference translates substance abuse research into practice
6. International conference to explore health of descendants of transatlantic slave trade
7. Dr. Yael Mosse will receive first Nachman Award in Pediatric Oncology at national conference
8. Nobel laureate to keynote international pharmaceutical conference at URI
9. Pharmica Consulting to Hold HIT Conference for the Pharmaceutical Industry
10. Snoring Isn't Sexy Member Dr. Mark Levy attends Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines Conference in Phoenix, Arizona
11. AuntMinnie Begins Live Video Stream of ISCT Conference Proceedings
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/29/2014)... New York, New York (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 ... died from cardiac arrest following a series of dialysis ... that alleges her death was the result of ... Liebhard LLP reports. The family’s lawsuit, which was file ... 2014, claims that the use of the products resulted ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Elk Grove Village, IL (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 ... welcomed Kathleen Baty, “The Safety Chick” who profiled ... including ETY•Kids® Safe-Listening Earphones from Etymotic Research. This ... school supply list, and Etymotic, an innovator of ... for young ears. Their ETY•Kids Safe-Listening Earphones, offered ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 28, ... babies are getting the vaccines they need to protect ... More than 90 percent of children are getting ... polio; hepatitis B and chickenpox (varicella), according to the ... vaccination among children 19 to 35 months of age ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved treatment for ... as effective at reducing fracture risk as other ... bone loss. With the use of wide- and ... carried out experiments at the U.S. Department of ... National Laboratory that revealed an additional mechanism underlying ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... adults who stay active by volunteering are getting more ... they are receiving a health boost! , ... at Baycrest Health Sciences and published online this week ... take a broad-brush look at all the available peer-reviewed ... for older adults. , Lead investigator Dr. Nicole Anderson, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:GranuFlo Lawsuit News: Family Alleges Woman’s Death Following Dialysis Was Caused by GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:GranuFlo Lawsuit News: Family Alleges Woman’s Death Following Dialysis Was Caused by GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:GranuFlo Lawsuit News: Family Alleges Woman’s Death Following Dialysis Was Caused by GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:The Today Show Features ETY•Kids® Safe-Listening Earphones by Etymotic 2Health News:Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC 2Health News:Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC 3Health News:Revealing a novel mode of action for an osteoporosis drug 2Health News:Evidence mounting that older adults who volunteer are happier, healthier 2
... July 12 (HealthDay News) -- Upward social mobility appears to ... who were born into poor or disadvantaged situations, according to ... and disadvantaged people are at increased risk for high blood ... researchers looked at health and socioeconomic data collected from 12,000 ...
... PITTSBURGH, July 11 A new method for scoring ... may help to predict their outcomes, according to researchers ... importantly, their findings, published in the early online version ... the severity categories rules out the potential for a ...
... By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter , ... to secondhand smoke in their homes face a higher ... learning disorders, a new study finds. The ... children,s brains, and it doesn,t say how much smoke ...
... are increasingly implementing palliative care programs to help patients ... but a new University of Georgia study finds that ... palliative care services. "Most people will have some ... life, and many, especially frail elders, could benefit from ...
... Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability and ... led by Gregory Bix, at Texas A&M College of Medicine, ... of the brain,s self-repair mechanisms to protect nerve cells and ... suggest that this approach could provide a nontoxic treatment for ...
... Older adults have to exercise more than younger adults in order ... examined how much exercise was needed to maintain or increase muscle ... ages 60 to 75. In the 16-week first phase of ... exercises (leg press, knee extensions and squats) three times a week. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Pitt team finds way to classify post-cardiac arrest patients to better predict outcomes 2Health News:ADHD, Learning Issues May Be Linked to Secondhand Smoke 2Health News:Georgia hospitals lag in palliative care for the seriously ill, UGA study finds 2Health News:Georgia hospitals lag in palliative care for the seriously ill, UGA study finds 3Health News:JCI online early table of contents: July 11, 2011 2Health News:JCI online early table of contents: July 11, 2011 3Health News:JCI online early table of contents: July 11, 2011 4Health News:JCI online early table of contents: July 11, 2011 5Health News:JCI online early table of contents: July 11, 2011 6Health News:JCI online early table of contents: July 11, 2011 7Health News:JCI online early table of contents: July 11, 2011 8Health News:Older Adults Have to Exercise More to Maintain Muscle Size, Study Finds 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... , Aug. 29, 2014  In part four ... leverage a hospital pharmacy as a strategic asset, ... practice leader for Cardinal Health,s Innovation Delivery Solutions business, ... can benefit both hospitals and patients. "Every ... one part of their job in a value-based healthcare ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Aug. 29, 2014  Pacific Medical Data Solutions is ... website design . The main website, along with the ... company,s new services and content relevant to the medical ... streamlined design, viewers can now better understand how PMDS ... practices and create a more visible platform about medical ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... , August 29, 2014 Pixcelldata, ... collaboration software has announced a major new deal with ... by renowned pathology expert, Dr. Marius Nap . ... the 26th European Congress of Pathology which is taking ... ExCeL Arena, London where Pixcelldata ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Five Ways Hospital Pharmacies Can Fulfill Their Quality Care Mission 2Five Ways Hospital Pharmacies Can Fulfill Their Quality Care Mission 3Five Ways Hospital Pharmacies Can Fulfill Their Quality Care Mission 4PMDS Announces New Website 2Pixcelldata Announces New Deal with Dutch Tele-Pathology Specialists eX-Path Ahead of ECP 2014 2
... , HOUSTON and DALLAS , Feb. ... the company,s management, medical staff, and employees, are making multiple monetary and ... in Haiti . , In response to the magnitude 7.0 quake, ... and over 195,000 awaiting medical attention, First Choice owner Jack Novak ...
... , VIENNA, Va. , Feb. 3 ... Geert Kersten , Chief Executive Officer, will be presenting at the ... Organization (BIO), the conference will take place February 8-9 ... presentation will be on Tuesday, February 9th , at ...
Cached Medicine Technology:First Choice ER to Donate Over $15,000 in Medical Supplies to Haitian Earthquake Victims 2CEL-SCI to Present at 12th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference 2
Inquire...
... The GENIE is the proven electrophoretic transfer apparatus ... field uniformity. Its design allows for a very ... with a low voltage power source such as ... volts/cm. The result is exceptionally rapid and exact ...
... cassettes, 4 fiber pads, modular electrode assembly, ... with cables, and instructions. The Mini ... mini electrophoresis system (see Mini-Vertical Electrophoresis Systems), ... Its modular electrode assembly transfers two 7.5 ...
... 2 gel holder cassettes, cell ... fiber pads, blot absorbent paper ... Trans-Blot transfer cell, used with ... performs efficient, high-intensity electrophoretic transfers. ...
Medicine Products: