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Call for Papers | “Writing the Body”, subject for the MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities 19 | Call ends January 8, 2024
Bodies inform our way of being in the world. The human body can be a site of expression, (mis)identification, or inscription, giving rise to a myriad of possibilities that transform and are transformed by our perceptions of the self, connections with others, and the world around us. This issue of Working Papers in the Humanities explores the ways in which human bodies are narrated and understood, how they have been marginalised, empowered or rendered (in)visible, as well as how they uphold and interrogate questions of normativity.
Call for Papers | Physical Cultures of the Body IV, a Free, Hybrid Conference | The University of Texas at Austin, January 11 (virtual) & 12 (in-person), 2024. Call...
We welcome papers on historical and other humanities-based approaches to the study of exercise, strength, sport training, strength athletes, competitive lifting, the healthful benefits of exercise, and all other aspects of what we call “physical culture” across the millennia. Our hope is that many of you will choose to present in person this year and perhaps also make time to use the Stark’s resources during a visit to Austin. By meeting together we can, hopefully, learn more about each other, discuss our work, create new collaborations, and help the field of Physical Culture Studies continue to grow.
Call for Papers | “Body and Sexuality: Beyond Cultural Binaries”, Special Issue of Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies | Call ends February 15, 2023
The heteronormative paradigms of sexuality oversimplify the lived experiences of body and overlook the pitfalls of essentialism, biologism and naturalism. So, the questions germane to this area are: How does the focus on material body and its sexuality make it a site of socio-political inscription? How does the “pharmaco-pornographic regimes,” to use Paul Preciado’s phrase, reformulate the bodily identity in twenty-first century? How does politics of difference negotiate and overcome the so-called discursivation of gendered bodies?
Call for Papers | Physical Cultures of the Body III, Virtual Conference | January 13, 2023. Call ends November 20, 2022
The body has been, and will continue to be, an area of intense interest in academia. We are proud to announce our third annual virtual conference focused on historical and other humanities-based approaches to the study of physical culture. We define physical culture as “the various activities people have employed over the centuries to strengthen their bodies, enhance their physiques, increase their endurance, improve their health, fight against aging, and become better athletes.”
Call for Papers | “Representations of the Body”, International conference in Francophone Studies | University of Louisiana @ Lafayette. Call ends November 24, 2022
The body occupies a particular position within general symbolism of society. It is not only a natural phenomenon; it is also a cultural construction.T he French and Francophone Studies program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette announces a call for presentation and panel proposals (in French or in English) for its annual conference returning to in-person format.
Vacancy | Assistant Professor of sports and body culture studies | Aarhus University. Apply no later than November 11, 2022
As Assistant Professor of sports and body culture studies your primary tasks will be research and research-based teaching. You will teach and supervise students at Bachelor’s and Master’s level, and you will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with both Danish and international colleagues. The position of Assistant Professor is a career development position in which you will receive supervision and pedagogical upgrading.
Call for Papers | “Physical Cultures of the Body 2022”, a Free International Virtual Conference, sponsored by the Stark Center at University of Texas, January 14, 2022 | Call...
We define physical culture as “the various activities people have employed over the centuries to strengthen their bodies, enhance their physiques, increase their endurance, improve their health, fight against aging, and become better athletes.” We therefore welcome papers from both established scholars and graduate students exploring all humanities-based aspects of physical culture. Papers must represent new research and may not have been published or presented elsewhere.
Call for Participation | “Physical Movement, Body Cultures and Identity in Europe – on and off the Screen” | International hybrid symposium, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, October 1, 2021
This symposium will bring together national and international perspectives from different disciplines, including film and television studies, literary and cultural studies, sport science, performing arts and history. Panels will focus on the spheres of sport and dance as codified physical and popular cultural activities that have historically connected individuals and peoples across the continent of Europe.
Call for Papers | Physical Cultures of The Body | A New Virtual Conference, January 15, 2021. Call ends November 6, 2020
The H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports is proud to announce a virtual conference focused on historical and other humanities-based approaches to the study of physical culture. We define physical culture as “the various activities people have employed over the centuries to strengthen their bodies, enhance their physiques, increase their endurance, improve their health, fight against aging, and become better athletes.”
Call for Papers | The Remains of the Body: Legacy and Cultural Memory of Bodies in World Culture | One-day conference, University of Warwick, May 22, 2020. Call ends...
This conference intends to tackle the current issue of how bodies are marked, organised and produced as cultural entities that leave traces into the world imagery after their total or partial material dissolution. Particularly, the conference’s goal is to gather an interdisciplinary network of scholars exploring the way in which the body, or parts of it, is preserved and remembered in time in different aspects of cultural representation, in order to evaluate its cultural impact.