Lavender Languages Conference 2016

February 12-14, 2016 
American University (Washington DC) 

Cordially extending an invitation to submit your proposal for presentation at the 23rd (!!) annual American University Lavender Languages Conference, February 12-14, 2016.

Sessions currently in development include:
·  (Anti)Homophobic Discourse Analysis
·  Gender, Sexuality, and Language Learning
·  Language and LGBTQ Identity in the Era of Same-Sex Marriage
·  Language and Sexuality Studies in Francophone Cultures
·  Lavender Languages, Queer Ecologies
·  Language, Sexuality, and National Belonging

Your own submission for a presentation or panel is welcomed.

This Lav 23 program also includes a workshop on critical discourse analysis and a roundtable discussion for students planning research projects addressing lavender/queer linguistic themes.

Lav 23 conference details are available at:   The website displays descriptions and contact details for individual sessions, or contact the program committee c/o

Looking ahead to Lav Lgs 24 
April 28-30, 2017 
University of Nottingham (UK)
Confirmed keynote speakers: Dr Helen Sauntson (York St John University) and Prof. Paul Baker (Lancaster University). The conference will also include remarks on the past and future of language and sexuality research by Prof. William Leap(American University).
Contact Lucy Jones ( for early details about the 2017 conference.

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