FAQs

 

GENERAL QUESTIONS - PRESENTATIONS

How can I obtain a certificate of participation/presentation?

Certificates for presenters and auditors are available on the website in your "participant area".

How much time will participants have to present?

Academic presentations can last up to 20 minutes, with additional time for questions and debate after all the participants in a session have presented.

Are there projectors, computers and speakers in the presentation rooms?

Every room that will be used for presentations has a digital projector, computer (PC) and speakers for playing audio. You may bring your own laptop, if you wish, though some MAC users may need to bring a DVI to VGA adaptor cable. We recommend that presenters who intend to show videos bring their own laptops.

Is there internet access at the event venue?

There is a wi-fi network in the presentation rooms, the main auditorium "Roxinho" and in the "Salão Nobre". Participants may also use the computer lab.

I sent my abstract in one language, but would like to present in another. Can I?

You must present in the language in which your abstract was written. This is to avoid problems with monolingual participants who choose the session based on the language of the title/abstract.

Where will the event be held and how can I get there?

For logistical reasons, we have moved the event location to the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro’s (UFRJ) main campus (Cidade Universitária) on the Ilha do Fundão. The venue is the Horácio Macedo Cultural Center of the Centro de Ciências Matemáticas e da Natureza (CCMN) (Mathematical and Natural Sciences Department). Please see the "Event venue" tab for more information on the location and transportation. 

 

PUBLICATION:

Is there an opportunity for publication?

If your proposal is selected for the conference, you will then have the option of submitting the full paper to be considered for publication in the peer-reviewed Queering Paradigms series, printed by Peter Lang International Academic Publishers. Please see the "Full papers" tab for information on deadlines for paper submission.

 

Can I submit a paper that I have already published elsewhere?

If you submit a full paper for consideration for publication in the Queering Paradigms series, it must be thus far unpublished and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. If selected, it cannot appear in another journal in the future without the permission of Peter Lang. At the conference, you can present a paper that has already been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere, but that paper will not be eligible for inclusion in the Queering Paradigms Series. 

 

For my complete paper to be considered for publication, in what language must it be written?

Papers will be accepted in Portuguese, Spanish and English. Please see the "Full papers" tab for information.

 

FEES:

What are the registration fees?

The registration fees are as follows until 20 April 2012 at 11:59pm, Brasília time:

Professors/researchers: U$180

Graduate students: U$120

Undergraduate students: U$90

Auditor (no presentation of papers): U$70

All amounts are in US dollars.

 

After 20 April 2012, the fees will increase to:

Professors/researchers: U$240

Graduate students: U$180

Undergraduate students: U$150

Auditors (no paper presentation): U$100

The final payment deadline is 8 June 2012 at 11:59P.M., Brasília time.

 

Do I need to pay the registration fee as soon as I register online? Can payment be made after my proposal is accepted/declined?

You do not need to pay in order to register online. The online payment system will open on February 15th, after the peer review process is complete and after authors receive the acceptance letters.

 

For papers with more than one author, do all of the co-authors need to pay the registration fee?

All of the co-authors who plan on attending the conference need to pay the registration fee.

 

I submitted two paper proposals, and both were accepted. Do I have to pay the registration fee twice?

No, the registration fee is charged per participant, not per paper.

 

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION:

How can I submit a paper or panel proposal through the website?

In order to submit a proposal through the website, you must first register (create a password-protected username and profile) by clicking on “sign up here for this event”. Once registered, you can log in using your username and password where it says “participant area”. Once you’ve logged in, you’ll be automatically sent to the page for submitting your abstract(s). All members of a panel must register individually BEFORE the panel organizer submits the panel proposal, but only the panel organizer must submit the abstracts (see section on panels below).

 

Can I submit more than one proposal?

Registered users can submit up to two proposals for academic papers (e.g. two individual papers, one individual paper and one paper as part of a panel, or two papers for two different panels), as long as they are original and different. The limit of two academic paper proposals does not count the submission of proposals for artistic performances or exhibits.

 

Can undergraduate students submit proposals for individual papers and/or panels?

Due to a great number of requests, we have decided to allow undergraduate students to submit proposals for individual papers and/or panels. Undergraduate students no longer need to submit proposals as co-authors with graduate students or professors. They can also serve as panel organizers.

 

Can I submit a proposal for an artistic performance or exhibit?

Yes. See section on Artistic Proposals below.

 

What is the length of the abstracts?

Each abstract, whether for an individual paper or as part of a panel, must have between 1500 and 3500 characters (not words), including spaces. The title, author’s name (or authors’ names) and 3 keywords are entered in separate fields and do not count against the number of characters entered. You should keep the body of your abstract(s) within this character limit, as we are unable to consider longer proposals sent to us by email, in order to guarantee fairness in our blind peer-reviewing process. Similarly, do not include your name or any other identifying information in the body of your abstract.

 

LANGUAGES:

In what language must I submit my proposal?

We accept abstracts in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Due to the international nature of the conference, the use of English is highly encouraged.

 

Can I submit a paper proposal in one language and present in another?

No, abstracts should be written in the intended language of presentation. For those who use English as a second/foreign language, please note that what matters for our conference is not so-called near-native level fluency, but rather the ability to communicate ideas clearly, which may be further enhanced by visual aids such as slides.

 

Can a panel include presentations in different languages?

Yes, a panel may include presentations in any of the three conference languages (English, Portuguese and Spanish). See section on Panels for more information.

 

Will proposals in English be favored in the selection process?

No, proposals will be evaluated based on content, not on language. See section on Submission Evaluation for more information about the selection process.

 

For my complete paper to be considered for publication, in what language must it be written?

Papers will be accepted in Portuguese, Spanish and English. Please see the "Full papers" tab for information.

 

Will there be simultaneous translation/interpretation at the event?

We will guarantee simultaneous translation/interpretation in the 3 conference languages (English, Portuguese and Spanish) for the keynote speakers’ addresses and Halberstam's workshop.

 

 

CO-AUTHORSHIP:

Can I submit a paper written in co-authorship with another person? How many co-authors can a paper have?

You can submit papers written with a co-author or co-authors. The online system will accept a maximum of 7 co-authors per paper.

 

For papers with more than one author, do all of the co-authors need to present the paper?

No, one (or several) of the co-authors can be selected to do the presentation, although we strongly recommend that all participate in the conference.

 

For papers with more than one author, do all of the co-authors need to pay the registration fee?

Yes, all of the co-authors who plan on attending the conference need to pay the registration fee.

 

PANELS:

How many papers can be included in a panel proposal?

All panel proposals must have a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 papers.

 

How many people can be included in a panel proposal?

All panel proposals must have a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 papers, each of which can be co-authored. As the online registration system will allow a maximum of 7 co-authors per paper, it is theoretically possible to have a maximum of 42 presenters in a panel. However, we do not recommend including such a high number of presenters in your proposal!

 

Can the same author present two papers in the same panel?

We don’t recommend this, as it will most likely complicate the submission process through the online system.

 

What does the panel organizer have to do? Must s/he submit a paper for the panel?

The panel organizer is responsible for writing the panel rationale, collecting the participants’ abstracts, and submitting everything together through our website. All members of a panel must register individually BEFORE the panel organizer submits the panel proposal, but only the panel organizer must submit the abstracts. Like the individual abstracts, the panel rationale must have between 1500 and 3500 characters followed by 3 keywords. It must explain the general topic of the panel and the relationship among the other papers to be presented. In response to various requests, we have decided that the organizer may “simply” coordinate the panel, without presenting a paper. During the event, the panel organizer will be responsible for leading the question-and-answer / debate period.

 

How is a panel proposal different from several individual paper proposals?

The main difference between a panel proposal with 4 to 6 presentations and 4 to 6 individual paper proposals submitted separately is that the panel proposal offers the opportunity to create a group of several presenters and guarantee that they will present together in the same session. For individual paper proposals, the Organizing Committee will decide how to group the presentations together to create sessions.

 

Can a panel include presentations from different areas? Must it have a unifying topic?

The papers proposed in a panel should have a similar theme, although they may come from different academic fields. For example, a panel proposal submitted in the conference area of “Queering Activism” could include presentations from the academic fields of anthropology, linguistics, social medicine and law.

 

Can a panel include presentations in different languages?

Yes, a panel may include presentations in any of the three conference languages (English, Portuguese and Spanish). See section on languages for more information.

 

How will panel proposals be evaluated? Is it possible for certain papers composing a panel to be accepted and others declined?

Panel proposals will undergo a blind peer-review process by the members of our Board of Reviewers. Panels will be evaluated based on the criteria for abstracts (see section on Submission Evaluation), as well as the interrelatedness of the papers composing the panel. Panels will either be accepted or declined as a whole; it is not possible for certain papers composing a panel to be accepted and others not.

 

 

PROPOSALS FOR ARTISTIC PERFORMANCES AND EXHIBITS:

What type can of artistic proposal can I submit?

The proposals can be for any type of artistic expression, including performances such as dance, theater, music and poetry readings, as well as exhibits such as videos, photography, painting and sculpture. The performances and exhibits should be related to the main theme of the conference.

 

What should I include in my artistic proposal?

We recommend that your proposal be sent along with some portfolio material (digital photos, links to youtube videos, etc.) so that we can better evaluate its relevance to the conference and its feasibility on the conference site. Please mention any technical needs (light, sound, size of space needed for performance/exhibit, etc.). There is no word or character limit for proposals, but you should try to be concise.

 

How should I submit my artistic proposal? I don’t see an area for this on the website.

Proposals for artistic performances and art exhibits should be sent via email (to queeringparadigms4@gmail.com) not submitted through the website like the academic paper abstracts.

 

How will artistic proposals be evaluated?

Proposals will be accepted based on two main criteria: (1) relevance to the themes of the congress and (2) ability to be realized in the rooms, theaters, auditoriums and/or open spaces available at the conference site. See section on Submission Evaluation for more information.

 

How long can performances be?

The maximum length for artistic performances is 40 minutes.

 

In what language(s) can I perform?

Due to the international nature of the conference, you will be able to reach a wider audience by performing in English, although Portuguese and Spanish are also welcome.

 

SUBMISSION EVALUATION:

How will the academic proposals be evaluated?

Proposals will undergo a blind peer-review process by the members of our Board of Reviewers. Abstracts will be evaluated based on criteria such as relevance to the main theme of the conference, clear explanation of objectives and theoretical/methodological bases, etc.

 

How will panel proposals be evaluated? Is it possible for certain papers composing a panel to be accepted and others declined?

Panel proposals will undergo a blind peer-review process by the members of our Board of Reviewers. Panels will be evaluated based on the criteria for abstracts mentioned above, as well as the interrelatedness of the papers composing the panel (see section on Panels for more information). Panels will either be accepted or declined as a whole; it is not possible for certain papers composing a panel to be accepted and others not.

 

Will proposals in English be favored in the selection process?

No, proposals will be evaluated based on content, not on language.

 

How will artistic proposals be evaluated?

Proposals will be accepted based on two main criteria: (1) relevance to the themes of the congress and (2) ability to be realized in the rooms, theaters, auditoriums and/or open spaces available at the conference site. See section on Proposals for Artistic Performances and Exhibits for more information.