The International Conference Intersexualities: Crossing Bodies, Crossing Borders will take place on 23rd, 24th and 25th of March 2017 at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Porto and at the Serralves Foundation, in partnership with Porto City Council. The event aims to promote an academic reflection on bodies, sexual politics and power relations, within a transnational scope and framed by critical perspectives provided by contemporary theories and ongoing debates on gender, sex and sexualities.
We particularly welcome approaches that focus on possible ways through which literature, arts and sciences, at the margins of the various normative and normalizing discourses and institutions, offer us opportunities to question, deconstruct, and reimagine identities – gender, sexual, ethnic and racial, national and transnational, etc. – and ethical positions, thus dismantling the traditional hierarchies and limits/borders that shape our contemporary world.
We are especially interested in interdisciplinary approaches bridging feminist studies, gender studies and queer theory with fields such as medicine, psychology, history, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, law, physics, or other scientific areas. We wish to provide opportunities to discuss and rethink contemporary politics of inclusion and notions of community (social, literary and scientific) in the 21st century.