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Day One: Tuesday February 20, 2007
8:30 - 10.00AM
Registration, Level 3, Peter Johnson Building, 702-730 Harris St., Ultimo.
10.00 - 10.30AM
Conference opening and welcome, room 322
10.30 - 12.00PM
Sessions A and B run in parallel in rooms 322 and 321
Session A: Identities, room 322, Chair: Associate Professor Gordon Waitt
'GWM ISO GAM': Mediated identities and ethnicity fetish'
'Crafting queer spaces: privacy and posturing'
'Reconciling self: gay men and lesbians using domestic materiality for identity management'
Session B: Cities, room 321, Chair: Gary Wotherspoon
'The Centre of Periphery: the Case of Contemporary Bangkok's Gay Spaces'
'Queer Space and the City: What Adelaide's Queer Community Said'
'Queer space in Seventeenth-Century Lisbon: Centres and Peripheries'
12.00 - 1.00PM
lunch, DAB cafe, level 4 Peter Johnson Building
1.00 - 2.30PM
Sessions C and D run in parallel in rooms 322 and
Session C: Beats / the Space of the Public Toilet, room 322, Chair: Dr Robert Payne
'Bondi's underbelly: the 'gay gang murders'
'Queering the space of the Public Toilet'
'lost in space: Changes in physical, legal and linguistic frameworks relating to the New Zealand public toilet'
Session D: The Rural, room 321, Chair: Elizabeth Humphrys
'Queensland's emerging homosexual subculture and public space, 1890-1914'
Andrew Gorman-Murray, Gordon Waitt, and Chris Gibson
'Chilling out in the country? Interrogating Daylesford as a 'gay / lesbian rural idyll''
'Conceptualising Place in the Lived Experience of Gay Men in Rural Communities'
2.30 - 3.00PM
Afternoon Tea, Peter Johnson Building level 3 foyer.
Short film screening: 'boy', director Welby Ings, 2004, 15 mins, room 322
3.00 - 4.30PM
Sessions E and F run in parallel in rooms 322 and 321
Session E: Intersections / Interstices, room 322, Chair: Dr Naomi Stead
'Slash as Queer Utopia'
'Cavity Filler: The Queer Interstice'
'Queer Space as Installation'
Session F: Globalisation / Nationalism, room 321, Chair: Dr Andrew Gorman-Murray
''With their bodies on the line': activist space and sexuality in the Australian alter-globalisation movement'
'American Stories: Narratives of Family in Public Discourse'
4.45 - 6.00PM
Keynote lecture, room 322, Chair: Dr Jason Prior
Prof. Robert Aldrich
'Between Places, Between Cultures'
Informal drinks and conference dinner, 'Henry, Henry' bar and bistro, Henry Deane Plaza
Day Two: Wednesday February 21, 2007
Welcome and introduction to day two, room 322
Keynote lecture, room 322, Chair: Dr Naomi Stead
Prof Elspeth Probyn
'A choice of their own? youth, sex and intimacy'
Morning Tea, Peter Johnson Building level 3 foyer
Sessions G and H run in parallel in rooms 322 and 321
Session G: Architecture / Form, room 322, Chair: Dr Sandra Kaji-O'Grady
'Architecture and Hermaphroditism: gender ambiguity and the forbidden antecedents of architectural form'
'The Onanist's Escape From Architectural Captivity'
Chris Tucker, Michael Chapman and Michael Ostwald
'Homosexuality and the Star Hotel: Exploring the traces of Queer Space in Newcastle in the 1970s'
Session H: Festivals / Events / Performances, room 321, Chair: Dr Jason Prior
'Queer Workshopping: Constructions of Self, Space and Perverse Toys'
'We promised never to tell!! Confusions from the Medical Tent'
'Homo-normativity, hetero-normativity and socio-spatial difference'
Lunch, DAB café
Sessions I and J run in parallel in rooms 322 and 321
Session I: Home / House, room 322, Chair: Tim Laurence
Kim D. Felsenthal
'Finding Identity in a Collective Transcape: A look inside Transy House'
Gordon Waitt and Andrew Gorman-Murray
'Provincial Paradoxes: 'at home' with older gay men in a provincial town of the Antipodes'
Session J: Online / Offline, room 321, Chair: Professor Peter McNeil
'Gay Ghettos for the New Millennium: Oxford Street meets Mogenic.com and the question of queer space'
'Constructed Online Identities: Capturing Anonymity'
'Gay scene, queer grid'
Afternoon Tea and Book Launch: Gordon Waitt and Kevin Markwell, Gay Tourism: Culture and Context, Haworth Press, New York, 2006.
Sessions K and L run in parallel in rooms 322 and 321
Session K: Veils / Camouflages, room 322, Chair: Dr Vicki Karaminas
'The veil and the closet: Islam and the production of queer space'
'Parallel Worlds? Queered Spaces and the Art of Camouflage'
'[You make me Feel] Mighty Real: David McDiarmid's art and the space within [the] House'
Session L: Ruins / Hauntings / Nostalgia, room 321, Chair: Associate Professor Welby Ings
'Amongst the Ruins'
'Is the Golden Mile tarnishing? Urban and social change on Oxford Street, Sydney'
'Queer places as 'passings that haunt us''
Keynote lecture, Guthrie Theatre, Level 3 Peter Johnson Building, Chair: Dr Peter Jackson
Prof. David Halperin
'What Do Gay Men Want? Sex, Risk, and the Inner Life of Male Homosexuality'
drinks, close of Queer Space conference, open of Queer Asian Sites conference