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Title inspiration:  New Suns


‘There is nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns’ → Octavia Butler, POC science-fiction writer who dedicated her art to creating strong female characters in opposition to the dominant patriarchal and colonial narrative. → the quote represents resistance to the repetitive nature of life and universe and calls for the creation of new grounds and new solutions


“These words of Octavia E. Butler acknowledge the "nothing new" status quo that everywhere surrounds us and, at the same time, conjures a restless resistance to submitting to that quo. "Tnothinghere is  new under the sun, but there are new suns" animates this gathering. These prophetic words direct us to look at reality squarely and then propels us to find a round room to craft alternative realities.”


Benjamin Ruha, “But… There Are New Suns,” Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International 6, no. 1 (2017): 103-105.


Panel Discussion:


‘New Suns’ Reading and Discussion Panel is an assisting event to the ‘Everything New Under the Sun’ exhibition dedicated to queer academics and their world changing work regarding queer theory.  Queer world-building requires a lot of dedication and work and we want to honour your efforts in creating a more diverse and consious Academia. During this unique event we intend to give you the opportunity to share your academic writing with a collective of our guests including great academic scholars, writers and activists. 


The event will take place on the 1st of September from 4 pm until 6 pm in The Grey Space in the Middle, the Hague. Each participant will have a chance to give a 5-10 minute presentation of their work which will later be discussed by our guests and other participants. The event will be hosted by two members of our team who will ensure the flow of discussion and keep track of time. 

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Any type of academic writing relating to queer theory (essays, thesis, etc.) written by young, queer academics.

go and check our Open call for Theory  

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