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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages


Conference: The Queer Art of Feeling: Emotion, Sensation and the Body in Queer Cultures



This two-day conference explores the potential of the arts to represent, explore, challenge and create modes of queer lived, felt and embodied experience. Taking ‘feeling’ in all its meanings – touch, hapticity, sensation, emotion, a hunch or gut reaction, as well as tentativeness when ‘feeling one’s way’ – the conference will explore the complex relationships to culture and society that are at stake in queer artworks and queer experience.

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The programme for the conference is available here.

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The registration fees include lunches and refreshments. The reduced option is valid for postgraduate students, postdoctoral and early career researchers not on full-time permanent contracts, and independent scholars’.


The Queer Art of Feeling is kindly sponsored by the Institute of Latin American Studies (University of London), the Section of Spanish and Portuguese (University of Cambridge), and Murray Edwards College (University of Cambridge).