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Call for Chapters | Body, Politics, and Nation: Intersections of (Post)Modernity. Call ends August 31, 2020
Taking the timely but historically-rooted entanglements between the three – body, politics and nation seriously, we are particularly interested in submissions that highlight how the state and capitalism in their neoliberal iterations seek to control, mould, and discipline the body along the axes of gender, caste, race, sexuality, income etc. in their pursuit of power and profit.
Call for Chapter Proposals | Female Body Image in Contemporary Indian Literature and Popular Culture (Edited collection; publishing interest from Routledge). Call ends August 31, 2020
Through critically informed narrative analysis of contemporary literature, films, web series, advertisements, newspaper columns, and social media postings, among others, Female Body Image in Contemporary Indian Literature and Popular Culture attempts to bring together essays that highlight how millions of Indian women languish under the everyday experience of beauty labor hoping to appear normatively beautiful.
Call for Abstracts | “Somaesthetics and Sport” | Special Volume of Studies in Somaesthetics. Call ends November 15, 2018
We welcome contributions from scholars, from any discipline and on any aspect of sport, with an interest in cultivating the dialogue between sport and somaesthetics. We are interested not only in applications of somaesthetics to sport, but in ways that the study of sport may contribute new questions, topics, and methods to somaesthetics.
Call for Papers | Commentary & Criticism on “Corporeal Media” | Feminist Media Studies. Call ends September 15, 2018
It is time for feminist media studies to refocus its attention on the body. Inspired by both old and new materialisms, we welcome essays that address embodied experiences, physical symptoms, labor practices and corporeal regimes that speak to ways of knowing massively-distributed media networks and/or sketch new directions for feminist media studies.
Call for Papers | Posing the Body: Stillness, Movement, and Representation |6–7 May 2016, University of Westminster & Somerset House, London
This symposium will assert the importance of pose as both a creative practice and an emerging area of critical inquiry. It will bring together multi-disciplinary academics and practitioners to discuss and develop new ways of understanding pose and posing in a historical and contemporary context.
Call for Papers | Touching the Body in Pieces: Affective Ecologies of the Modern Body | March 2016, Hartford CT
we endeavor to explore textual bodies and their composition (or decomposition) in ways that help us understand the ecological placement of the body as it engages with modernism's historical and physical environments.
One day Colloquium: May 16th 2015, Institute of Historical Research, London Many historians have pointed out that “the body” is a worryingly broad historical theme, covering topics as diverse as medicine, dancing, gesture, clothing, sexuality, gender, childhood, animals, ageing, class, death, food, race, sport, and spirituality. This one day colloquium asks if any broader approaches and directions hold these themes together....
Historically, studies of performance have often been tied to star images, focusing on issues of celebrity in professional, public, and private spaces. As a result, a large body of research has explored how the star is constructed through extratextual discourses and how this off-screen persona may shape perceptions of on-screen performance. However, scholarly attention to performers has been shifting...
“Liminoidal spaces and the moving body: Emotional turns” | Special section in Emotion, Space and Society Vol. 12, 2014
The special section contains articles by Kalle Jonasson, Alan Bairner, Toni Bruce, and others.
Call for Papers | Modern Bodies: Corporeality in Spanish Silver Age Literature and Culture, April 23–25, 2015
Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 23-25, 2015: Modern Bodies: Corporeality in Spanish Silver Age Literature and Culture The advent of modernity and the processes of modernization in early twentieth-century Spain, during the so-called Silver Age (1900-1936), radically changed the existing representations of the human body. The advancement of science and technology, the rise and consolidation of disciplines like sexology, eugenics, and...
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