Queering ESOL: towards a cultural politics of LGBT politics in the ESOL classroom

‘Queering ESOL: towards a cultural politics of LGBT politics in the ESOL classroom’
UCL Institute of Education
19 – 20 June 2015

For info about previous seminars go to:https://queeringesol.wordpress.com/

Plenary speakers
Luiz Paulo da Moita Lopes (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
Queering language teaching in Brazilian schools

Holly Cashman (University of New Hampshire)
Making queer latinidad visible in the U.S. Southwest: xenophobia, identity politics, and resistance

Tommaso Milano (University of Witwatersrand)
Queer entanglements: representations, practices and the complex politics of sexuality in South Africa

Susan Stryker (University of Arizona)
Crossing Genders, Crossing Borders: Transgender in Transnational Contexts

Confirmed invited speakers
Helen Saunston (York St John University)
Queering TESOL in international learning contexts

Mark McCormack (Durham University)
Moving beyond homophobic language: the intent-context-effect matrix

Nick Mai (London Metropolitan University and Aix-Marseille)
Assembling ‘Samira’ and ‘Travel’: understanding sexual humanitarianism through experimental ethnofictional filmmaking

Rusi Jaspal (De Montfort University)
ESOL An Opportunity for Challenging Homophobia

Jason Ho (City University of Hong Kong)
“Blue pill or red pill” (or both?): Critical and dramatic inquiry approaches in a CLIL curriculum on sexism, heterosexism, and transphobia

There will also be contributions from Francesca Stella (University of Glasgow), Laila El-Metoui (LGBTiq inclusion in Further Education), Joanna Pawelczyk and Łukasz Pakuła (Adam Mickiewicz University), Thorsten Merse(Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität), Mike Baynham (University of Leeds), Yiu Tung Suen(City University Hong Kong), Melanie Cook (King’s College London) and John Gray (UCL Institute of Education).

The conference will also include the screening of the film Samira, which will be introduced by the director Nick Mai.

To reserve a place contact Tracy Modha (t.modha@ioe.ac.uk).

Note that this event is free and that funding for travel of up to £75 per attendee is available for research students and ESOL practitioners.

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