CFP: One-Day Colloquium on Zanele Muholi (24 March 2014)

Call for Papers

One-Day Colloquium on Zanele Muholi
University of South Africa
24 March 2014

Unisa’s Department of Communication Science in partnership with the Institute for Gender Studies is offering an opportunity to reflect on Zanele Muholi’s work on gender, with a special focus on lesbian sexuality and the use of photography as a tool for gender activism in a one-day colloquium session.

The Colloquium will  feature Ms Muholi as a speaker in a panel discussion of her work, and will be linked to the launch of Unisa’s latest accredited journal: *Gender Questions*. The focus themes for the colloquium will include the following, but abstracts on other topics are also welcome:

·      Queericide/corrective rape

·      The political representation of African lesbians in photography

·      Photography: techniques and the camera apparatus

·      Gender identity, Representation and Discourses

·      Homosexuality and lesbianism in post-apartheid South Africa

·      Film making and documentary on gender identity in South Africa

·      Queer theory (New Queer theory)

·      Zanele’s work as a visual artist

·      Political and gender art in post-apartheid South Africa

The Colloquium will be held at the Kgorong Building on Unisa’s main campus in Pretoria (Muckleneuk Campus) on 24 March 2014. Authors are asked to submit a 200 word abstract, work affiliation and contact details to tyalism@unisa.ac.za before 31 January 2014.

 


2 réponses

  1. fotota dit :

    Signalons également l’entretien de Pamella Dlungwana avec Zanele Muholi: “I’m an activist first, being a photographer allows me a greater and more influential audience”(Contemporary And)
    http://www.contemporaryand.com/blog/magazines/im-an-activist-first-being-a-photographer-allows-me-a-greater-and-more-influential-audience/

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