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Eighth conference in the Socialism and Sexuality Series
Organized by the Institute of History of Jagiellonian University in Krakow
With financial support from the Polish Historical Society

Krakow, held 26th-28th September 2007


Wednesday 26th September Morning (10am-1pm)

Gert Hekma, University of Amsterdam
Perspectives on sexual revolution and their results

Laurence Davis, Dublin, Ireland
Love and Revolution in Ursula K. Le Guin's Story Suite Four Ways to Forgiveness
Abstract (MS Word file)

Philippa Hetherington, University of Sydney
Zinaida Gippius and Vyliublennost: An Early Modernist's Sexual Revolution (MS Word file)

Natalia Krylova, Pedagogical University Karelia / Taylor University Indiana
REVOL(T)VER: Sexual and gender aspects of V. Mayakovsky's anthropological experiment (1910s-1920s).

Natalja Kyaw, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
'The Woman on the turning point'. The Historical Context of the Fictional Works of Aleksandra Kollontaj
Abstract (MS Word file)

Lauren Kaminsky, New York University
Liberty, Equality, Alimony: Utopian Visions of Private Life in the Soviet Union under Stalin
Abstract (MS Word file)

Delila Amir, Tel-Aviv University, Ramat-Aviv Israel
Ascetic sexual ideology of the first collective communes in Israel in the early 1920s

Wednesday 26th September afternoon (3pm-6pm)

Kathryn Tomasek, Wheaton College, Massachusetts
Women, Liberal Individualism, and Revolution: Charles Fourier's Nouveau monde amoureux in 1968 (MS Word file)

Philippe Chassaigne, University of Tours, France
The French gay militant movement between revolution and reformism, 1971-1981 (MS Word file)

Kate Davison, Melbourne, Australia
'They should all be sent to Siberia!': Homosexuality, National Security and the Communist Party of Australia during the Cold War
Abstract (MS Word file)

Thursday 27th September morning (10am-1pm)

Francis Ronsin
Revolutionary fever and opposition to marriage during the "Great French Revolution" (MS Word file)

David A. Shafer, California State University, Long Beach
Hermaphrodites, Deviants, and Sociopaths: Were these the Communards of 1871

Carrie Hamilton, School of Arts, Roehampton University, London
Revolution and sexual respectability in Cuba
Abstract (MS Word file)

John Stanley, Toronto, Canada
Sex and Solidarity: Poland's asexual revolution
Abstract (MS Word file)

Thursday 27th September afternoon (3pm-6pm)

Ofra Koffman, Goldsmiths College
Governing 'Teenage' Sexuality: Britain 1958-1965
Abstract (MS Word file)

Nikolaos Papadogiannis
Representing women: transnational flows and shifting feminine representations in the Greek eurocommunist youth organisation "Rigas Feraios", 1974-78

Barbara Klich-Kluczewska, Jagiellonian University
The symptoms of the sexual revolution in Poland before the political transformation of 1989

Anna Gruszczynska, Aston University, Birmingham
When the Queers Go Marching In: Politicization of Sexuality and the Lesbian and Gay Movement in Poland (PDF)

Liene Ozolina, University of Amsterdam
Disputing Homosexuality in the Post-Soviet Latvia: Quest for Normality
Abstract (MS Word file)

Friday morning 28th September (10am)

Business meeting to discuss plans for future conferences.

All meetings held at
the Institut of History
Jagiellonian University
ul. Golebia 13

Accomodation suggestions (MS Word file):

For more information please contact:
Barbara Klich- Kluczewska, PhD
Institute of History
Jagiellonian University
ul. Golebia 13
31- 007 Kraków


Socialism and Sexuality

AMSAB (Ghent), IISH (Amsterdam), IHC-UMR 5605 (Dijon), Center for Millennial Studies (Boston), University of Amsterdam, University of Sofia, EHESS (Paris), EHESS (Paris), Jagiellonian University (Kraków)

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